Father OWEN LEE : in memoriam
Father OWEN LEE, who passed away in 2019 – just shy of his 90th birthday – continues to be admired by millions around the world for his brilliant intermission commentaries on Opera – in radio broadcasts for the Metropolitan Opera in New York – and for his many decades of knowledgeable and witty appearances on the Texaco Opera Quiz broadcasts.
Among his many books, he is the author of “Wagner: the terrible man and his truthful art” and “Wagner’s RING – turning the sky round”.
This memorial site is in four sections …
(1) you can see SEVEN YouTube VIDEO INTERVIEWS with him …
(2) hear a wide selection of his insightful and illuminating radio broadcasts he made for the Metropolitan Opera Company – and the eleven CDs he made for the Metropolitan Opera Guild.
You will discover that I have curated FOUR YouTube AUDIO PLAYLISTS … so that you can explore (most of) his “Musical and Dramatic Analyses” – and also (some of) his wider-ranging Discussion Commentaries.
I hope, in time, to be able to provide a complete archive of his radio broadcasts. Please let me know if you have any of the missing broadcasts.
(3) In addition, I have assembled a series of DOCUMENTS about him (including some biographies, his eulogy and several obituaries) …
… and by him (including lists of his published articles and public lectures).
(4) Finally, I have created a brief introduction to each of his 21 BOOKS (on Opera, on Wagner, on Latin poetry, on Quests, on Great Movies, etc).
[for the DOCUMENTS and his BOOKS – please see top menus.]