Dan Shea


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•Thanks to Email from Toby and Karl Hekler, Yoel Arbeitman, and others, we heard of Fr. Owen Lee's eloquent tribute to Jussi on an intermission feature during the February 5th Metropolitan broadcast of La Traviata. Luckily, we had a tape going during that broadcast, anticipating some sort of "happening" on Jussi's birthday. Thus we can provide for you the precise transcript of Fr. Lee's statement. He pointed out that he had been asked to discuss his favorite singers for that broadcast, but that some of his personal choices, like Zinka Milanov, had already been chosen by others. He continues with these words:

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