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Summers, Patrick

Overview
Works: 130 works in 349 publications in 8 languages and 7,093 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Excerpts  Live sound recordings  Filmed performances  Songs  Musicals  Nonfiction films  Musical settings  Televised performances  Internet videos 
Roles: Conductor, Author, Performer, Commentator, Interviewee, Speaker, dir, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M1500.H44, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Patrick Summers
Bel canto by Renée Fleming( Recording )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca performs a selection of personal favorites that includes highlights from operas by Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini
Dead man walking by Jake Heggie( )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Netrebko, live at the Metropolitan Opera by Anna Netrebko( )

3 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief encounter by André Previn( )

12 editions published in 2011 in 4 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jake Heggie & Terrence McNally's Great Scott by Jake Heggie( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Decembers : an opera in two acts by Jake Heggie( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead man walking by Jake Heggie( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The refuge by Christopher Theofanidis( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By request by Renée Fleming( Recording )

3 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Gianni Schicchi - "O mio babbino caro"; 2. La Wally / Act 1 - Ebben? Ne andrò lontana; 3. Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 / Act 2 - "Porgi amor"; 4. Così fan tutte / Act 1 - "Come scoglio; 5. Norma / Act 1 - Casta Diva; 6. La traviata - original version / Act 1 - Ah, fors'è lui ... Sempre libera; 7. Madama Butterfly / Act 2 - Un bel dì vedremo; 8. Manon / Act 3 - Je marche sur les chemins ... Obéissons quand leur voix appelle); 9. Rusalka, Op.114 / Act 1 - O Silver Moon;10. Vocalise, Op.34, No.14;11. Caecilie, Op.27, No.2;12. Die tote Stadt / Act 1 - Glück, das mir verblieb (Mariettalied);13. Porgy and Bess - Act 1 - Summertime;14. Bachianas Brasileiras No.5: Aria;15. You'll Never Walk Alone [Carousel]
Madama Butterfly( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonus features (all on disc 2): Backstage at the Met with host Renée Fleming: interviews with Patricia Racette, Marcello Giordani, Maria Zifchak and Carolyn Choa; Anthony Minghella talks about Madama Butterfly
Little women : an opera in two acts by Mark Adamo( Recording )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini( Visual )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the English Civil War of the 1640's, a Puritan bride goes mad when she feels betrayed by her Royalist bridegroom
Olga Borodina & Dmitri Hvorostovsky : arias, duets( )

in Multiple languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait by Susan Graham( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moby-Dick by Jake Heggie( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Herman Melville's epic tale of a fierce, obsessive whaling-boat captain who descends into madness and puts his crew in mortal danger is brought to the stage in this thrilling production from San Francisco Opera"--Container
Of mice and men by Carlisle Floyd( Recording )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spirit of this place : how music illuminates the human spirit by Patrick Summers( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists today are at a crossroads. With funding for the arts and humanities endowments perpetually under attack, and school districts all over the United States scrapping their art curricula altogether, the place of the arts in our civic future is uncertain to say the least. At the same time, faced with the problems of the modern world--from water shortages and grave health concerns to global climate change and the now constant threat of terrorism--one might question the urgency of this waning support for the arts. In the politically fraught world we live in, is the "felt" experience even something worth fighting for? In this soul-searching collection of vignettes, Patrick Summers gives us an adamant, impassioned affirmative. Art, he argues, nurtures freedom of thought, and is more necessary now than ever before. As artistic director of the Houston Grand Opera, Summers is well positioned to take stock of the limitations of the professional arts world--a world where the conversation revolves almost entirely around financial questions and whose reputation tends toward elitism--and to remind us of art's fundamental relationship to joy and meaning. Offering a vehement defense of long-form arts in a world with a short attention span, Summers argues that art is spiritual, and that music in particular has the ability to ask spiritual questions, to inspire cathartic pathos, and to express spiritual truths. Summers guides us through his personal encounters with art and music in disparate places, from Houston's Rothko Chapel to a music classroom in rural China, and reflects on musical works he has conducted all over the world. Assessing the growing canon of new operas performed in American opera houses today, he calls for musical artists to be innovative and brave as opera continues to reinvent itself
Little women : an opera in two acts by Mark Adamo( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Louisa May Alcott's popular novel, Mark Adam's opera Little Women has been performed in more than 70 international and national engagements since its 1997 première
Florencia en el Amazonas by Daniel Catán( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resurrection by Tod Machover( Recording )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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