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Patrick Summers

  • Conductor

About

Patrick Summers is Music Director of the Houston Grand Opera (HGO) and Principal Guest Conductor of the San Francisco Opera (SFO).  With a formidable grasp of an extensive and diverse repertoire, Mr. Summers interests and experience range from the early baroque through bel canto and grand opera to contemporary works and world premieres.

Patrick Summers 2010-11 season begins with a pair of new productions at Houston Grand Opera, Puccini Madama Butterfly (Michael Grandage) featuring Ana María Martínez and Joseph Calleja and Britten’s Peter Grimes (Neil Armfield) featuring Katie Van Kooten and Anthony Dean Griffey.  Other HGO productions he conducts this season are Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking (Leonard Foglia) and Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos (John Cox).