Patrick Summers

Patrick Summers is artistic and music director of the Houston Grand Opera where he holds the Margaret Alkek Williams chair. He has conducted more than 60 operas at HGO. Some highlights include the company’s first-ever complete cycle of Wagner’s Ring and its first performances of the Verdi Requiem. He has collaborated on a number of world premieres and has nurtured the careers of many now well-known artists, including Joyce DiDonato, Christine Goerke, and Ana Maria Martinez, who will appear in Florencia.