Tristan and Isolde at the Houston Grand Opera Is a Feast for the Ears

04.20.13
Patrick Summers
Houston Press

By D.L. Groover

"Hail, maestro Patrick Summers for a thrilling ride!"

"Maestro Summers closes his eyes to the stage pictures and paints a glorious panorama. He evokes every wave of Wagner's swirling soundscape that swells with ecstasy, fury, languor, and remorse with sublime clarity and marvelous empathy. He connects with this score on a very deep level, driving it forward as if he were the opera's third lover. HGO's orchestra has never sounded more lush and shimmery. He makes us hungry to hear his leadership of the upcoming Ring cycle, which begins next April."

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