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10.31.15
Patrick Summers
Dallas Opera's 'Great Scott' a grand mix of operatic clichés
Dallas Morning News
09.23.15
Patrick Summers
Principal Guest Conductor Patrick Summers to Receive San Francisco Opera Medal on the 25th Anniversary of his Company Debut
San Francisco Opera
12.07.14
Patrick Summers
Opera review: 'Anna Bolena'
Chicago Tribune
11.04.14
Patrick Summers
HGO's 'Cosi fan tutte' delivers humor, humanity of Mozart story
Houston Chronicle
10.25.14
Patrick Summers
Houston Grand Opera brings out visceral power of Verdi's 'Otello'
Houston Chronicle
07.01.14
Patrick Summers
Opera News Review: Das Rheingold
Opera News
04.30.13
Patrick Summers
A Liebestod to Die For
Wall Street Journal
04.28.13
Patrick Summers
Nina Stemme ignites Houston's 'Tristan'
Associated Press
04.24.13
Patrick Summers
Standing up for Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Houston Press
04.21.13
Patrick Summers
Tristan and Isolde is crowning achievement of Houston Grand Opera season, but it's likely to drive you mad
Culture Map Houston
04.20.13
Patrick Summers
Tristan and Isolde at the Houston Grand Opera Is a Feast for the Ears
Houston Press
03.22.13
Patrick Summers
A conductor talks music
Rice University
03.15.13
Patrick Summers
Previn's Streetcar Takes Carnegie Stage
Associated Press
04.17.12
Patrick Summers
HGO rises to the occasion with 'Don Carlos'
Houston Chronicle
05.26.11
Patrick Summers
PATRICK SUMMERS NAMED ARTISTIC AND MUSIC DIRECTOR OF HOUSTON GRAND OPERA
Houston Grand Opera
05.04.11
Patrick Summers
Sublime Strauss; HGO’s Ariadne, an opera about opera, is both serious and funny
Houston Press
05.03.11
Patrick Summers
HGO thrives on oddities of Ariadne auf Naxos
Houston Chronicle
02.26.11
Patrick Summers
Dessay, Calleja Dazzle in Met ‘Lucia’
Associated Press
02.14.11
Patrick Summers
In Dark Temple, Antiquity’s Sober Doings
The New York Times
01.03.11
Alisa Weilerstein & Lera Auerbach , Miro Quartet , Courtney Lewis, Donald Runnicles, Patrick Summers, Gene Scheer, Jeremy Denk, Garrick Ohlsson, Ryu Goto, Jennifer Koh, Yo-Yo Ma, Anoushka Shankar, Brooklyn Rider , Minnesota Orchestra , Michelle DeYoung, Francesca Zambello, Chanticleer
Opus 3 Artists's Best of 2010
10.31.10
Patrick Summers
Musical genius overcomes misguided production concept in HGO’s Peter Grimes
Houston Chronicle
10.24.10
Patrick Summers
Review: Butterfly soars in HGO’s artful new mounting
Houston Chronicle
07.28.10
Patrick Summers
Reviewed: The Marriage of Figaro
The Manly Daily
07.28.10
Patrick Summers
Opera Review: The Marriage of Figaro
Hornsby Advocate (Australia)
07.26.10
Patrick Summers
The Marriage of Figaro
Sydney Morning Herald
05.06.10
Patrick Summers
‘Moby Dick’ is nothing short of magnificent
Fort Worth Star Telegram
05.04.10
Patrick Summers
Taming the Whale
The Wall Street Journal
05.04.10
Patrick Summers
Opera Review: Heggie’s ‘Moby Dick’ in Dallas
San Francisco Chronicle
05.03.10
Patrick Summers
Moby-Dick premieres in Dallas
The Washington Post
05.03.10
Patrick Summers
A Fool’s Errand, Deftly Handled
MusicalAmerica.com
05.02.10
Patrick Summers
A Role for the Roiling Sea as Ahab Hunts His Whale
The New York Times
05.01.10
Patrick Summers
Opera review: Triumphant world premiere of ‘Moby-Dick’ captures the elemental forces of the sea, Ahab’s obsession
Dallas Morning News
05.01.10
Patrick Summers
A Whale of a Show: Moby Dick is a success for Dallas Opera
Theater Jones
05.01.10
Patrick Summers
Moby Dick, An Extraordinary Musical Experience, May Point Opera in a New Direction
Front Row
05.01.10
Patrick Summers
Jake Heggie has a whale of a hit in Dallas with his operatic adaptation of ‘Moby-Dick’
Associated Press
03.07.10
Patrick Summers, Russian National Orchestra
From Russia, with skill
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
03.04.10
Patrick Summers, Russian National Orchestra
Yuja Wang strikes sparks at Kravis with Russian National Orchestra
South Florida Classical Review
02.25.10
Patrick Summers, Russian National Orchestra
Russian orchestra makes triumphant return to Denver
Denver Post
11.01.09
Patrick Summers, Christine Goerke
The music's the thing in HGO's Lohengrin
Houston Chronicle
09.17.09
Patrick Summers, Patricia Racette
A triumphant 'Il Trittico'
San Francisco Chronicle

Patrick Summers is the Artistic & Music Director of Houston Grand Opera and the Principal Guest Conductor of San Francisco Opera.

In the 15/16 season, Mr. Summers will lead two world premieres: Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's Great Scott at the Dallas Opera, and Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players at Houston Grand Opera, where he also conducts Tosca and the La Fura del Baus production of Siegfried. With the San Francisco Opera he conducts Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. Recent guest engagements have included Anna Bolena at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Enchanted Island at Metropolitan Opera, A Streetcar Named Desire at Los Angeles Opera, and The Magic Flute at the Bregenz Festival in Austria.

Mr. Summers has fostered and given more than a dozen world premieres, and he is a leading proponent for contemporary American opera and music generally, collaborating with many of today's most successful and performed composers, among them Jake Heggie, Carlisle Floyd, Christopher Theofanidis, and Philip Glass. Mr. Summers has conducted a wide range of repertoire from Baroque to bel canto to German romantic, and he appeared with companies such as the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Welsh National Opera, Rome Opera, Norwegian Opera, and Opera Australia, among others. 

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