Tristan and Isolde is crowning achievement of Houston Grand Opera season, but it's likely to drive you mad

04.21.13
Patrick Summers
Culture Map Houston

By Theodore Bale

"Is there a more compelling overture, a more swooning musical behemoth, in all of western opera? Thursday night artistic and music director Patrick Summers made it clear that his interpretation would be confident, clear, and yet still filled with that disturbing sense of unconsummated brooding.

Sure, that sounds like a crazy summary, but chromatic frustration is at the core of this opera, and he and the players have captured it brilliantly without losing any sophistication."

"Artistic and music director Patrick Summers made it clear that his interpretation would be confident, clear, and yet still filled with that disturbing sense of unconsummated brooding."

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