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Nina Stemme ignites Houston's 'Tristan'

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HOUSTON (AP) — Thunderbolts and torrential rains greeted the audience arriving for Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" at the Wortham Theater Center on Saturday night. Inside the opera house they experienced a different kind of storm — a flood of glorious sound as Nina Stemme unfurled her magnificent voice. The Swedish soprano gave a performance of overwhelming vocal and dramatic intensity as...