'For lovers of Wagnerian opera, the pleasure of reading this book will be intense and lingering. It affected me powerfully and I may never be able to listen to Wagner's operas in quite the same way. Father Lee has truly excelled himself.'
Athena Sings: Wagner and the Greeksby M. Owen Lee
Lee has expanded a lecture he delivered to various Wagner societies beginning in 1984 exploring the influence on ancient Greece on the 19th-century German composer's work. Though several such studies have appeared since, he says his seems to be the only one directed to people who know more about Wagner than about the Greeks. He has relegated scholarly matters to endnotes, thus preserving the flow of the lecture. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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'In Athena Sings, Father Lee brings his vast classical knowledge to bear on Wagner with the grace and wit of an engaging and illuminating teacher. Only a master classicist and a formidable Wagnerian like Lee could make us not only see but hear the Oresteia in the Ring. I enjoyed the book immensely.'
Meet the Author
M. Owen Lee, CSB, is a Catholic priest and Professor Emeritus of Classics at St. Michael's College, University of Toronto. He is a commentator for the Texaco Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts and the author of a number of books on opera, including A Season of Opera: From Orpheus to Ariadne (UTP 1998) and Wagner: The Terrible Man and His Truthful Art (UTP 199).
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