Says Monte Jacobson, Seattle Opera chorus soprano from 1964 to 1996, “Ms. Lee was young and pretty and was able to convey a wealth of meaning through every gesture. She had a light, flexible soprano with lovely pianissimi; her lower register, however, was sometimes uncertain and lacked the support Puccini's long phrases demand of his heroine.
Melinda Bargreen stated in the Seattle Times
, "Lee's Butterfly is a woman of grace and passion, girlish coquetry and stark realism. Her characterization has both charm and depth...the sort of performance that allows opera to work as theater.”