Special announcement:

this site now contains a

MEMORIAL WEBSITE

remembering
Father OWEN LEE  CSB

Father OWEN LEE CSB

See SEVEN VIDEO INTERVIEWS with him

and hear many of his brilliant

METROPOLITAN OPERA

RADIO BROADCASTS

including (most of) his

musical and dramatic analyses of

FRENCH OPERAS, GERMAN OPERAS

and ITALIAN OPERAS

and (some of) his intermission

DISCUSSION COMMENTARIES.

then browse though the many DOCUMENTS

I have collected about him, and by him

and explore his 21 BOOKS.

 [see top menus]

TRAVEL ?   

and

LEARNING ?

… during a pandemic?

Clearly TRAVELLING to see the world’s great opera houses may be “on hold” for a while … at least until we can all feel more comfortably safe.

But CONTINUOUS LEARNING during the pandemic is still front and centre, albeit in a new and changed form.

No, we cannot now meet together in a traditional “classroom” context, but we are all (yes, all of us) now learning how to LEARN FROM HOME … with Zooming and on-line courses and webinars.

I hope I will be able to continue to help you to understand and appreciate the wonderful world of opera with my new platform (currently being built and coming soon) “YOUROPERAGUIDE.COM”.

I also hope that you will enjoy the new site I have curated to celebrate the brilliant legacy of my friend, my mentor, and one of the world’s greatest teachers of opera: Father OWEN LEE.

One last thing, the image for the banner above is … the BERLIN STAATSOPER on the Unter den Linden. It reopened in 2017 after an 8 year refurbishment which cost over 400 million euros.

(But … I knew you recognised it immediately, of course!)

Send a message to Iain …