OWEN--Chloe. Internationally acclaimed opera singer and nationally renowned voice teacher Chloe Owen, 91, of New York City departed this world Wednesday, April 28 after a long illness. She leaves behind her beloved nephew, Owen Heter, of Las Vegas, NV; many dear friends, colleagues and students from her long and varied career in opera, art song and service to organizations such as National Association of Teachers of Singing, NYSTA, the prestigious American Academy of Teachers of Singing, and Boston University, where she was Professor Emeritus. Chloe demonstrated her incredible vocal range and technique with several remarkable "farewell concerts" at ages 75, 81, and 85 on both coasts. Her last public appearance was at age 89 in a tiny but flashy role with a small NY opera company. Memorial gathering TBA. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in Chloe's memory to VNSNY Hospice Care, 1250 Broadway, 7th Fl., NY, NY 10001, Att: Stefanie Steel.
Published in The New York Times on May 4, 2010