Special announcement:

this site now contains a

MEMORIAL WEBSITE …

remembering
Father OWEN LEE  CSB

Father OWEN LEE CSB

  1. See SEVEN VIDEO INTERVIEWS with him and
  2. 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.
  3. then browse though the many DOCUMENTS I have collected about him, and by him
  4. and explore his 21 BOOKS.

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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!)

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