First Intermissions

First Intermissions : Twenty-one Great Operas Explored, Explained and Brought to Life from the Met

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Millions of opera fans tune in faithfully to the Metropolitan Opera's famous Saturday radio series. For the last twelve years one of the most popular guests on this programme has been M. Owen Lee, a Catholic priest and classics scholar, who, during the first intermission, often offers live commentary on the opera aired that day. Brimming with opera lore, love of fine music, and humour, Father Owen Lee's talks are famous for making opera relevant to modern concerns. Now, in First Intermissions, Father Lee presents twenty-one of his finest radio talks, illuminating some of the best loved operas in the current repertoire, including masterworks by Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Strauss.show more

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  • Paperback | 263 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0195106490
  • 9780195106497

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"One just cannot get enough of his brilliant, stimulating, thought-provoking insights....I feel there is no one more knowledgeable or qualified in the entire field of opera commentary. No one."--Irene Sloan, Founding Editor, Opera Quarterlyshow more

About M. Owen Lee

About the Author: Father M. Owen Lee is Professor of Classics at St. Michael's College, University of Toronto. He is widely known for his appearances, both as commentator and quiz panelist, on the intermissions of the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts from New York, sponsored by Texaco. He has published books on Virgil's Eclogues and Wagner's Ring.show more

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