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.

The MADAs are divided into three segments: on French Operas; on German Operas; and on Italian Operas – and include the Guild’s 11 CDs,

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.]