” Sumi Jo’s signature sound is a bell-like tone of sparkling delicacy with the penetrating purity of a glass harmonica, linked with an effortless capacity to dispense agile roulades of notes.” Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald, December 2011.
Soprano Sumi Jo returns to Sydney in November presenting a once only recital of operatic, sacred and concert arias. Coloratura is what Sumi Jo does best and this programme will include some of the most dazzling and complex amongst them.
Sumi Jo’s performances around the world have been conducted by acclaimed musicians, in the most prestigious concert halls and opera houses, Her collaborators in venues like the Royal Opera at Covent Garden, the Opéra National de Paris, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Sydney Opera House, include Sir Georg Solti, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, James Levine, Kent Nagano, and Richard Bonynge.
Sumi Jo has more than 50 recordings to her credit, including 10 solo albums, and multiple opera, oratorio and orchestral recordings. She won a Grammy for her recording of Richard Strauss’ opera Die Frau ohne Schatten with Sir Georg Solti.
Performing at the piano with Sumi Jo is Gary Mathewman one of Britain’s leading recital pianists and vocal coaches. His recital partners include Sir Thomas Allen, Roderick Williams, Simon Keenlyside, Mark Padmore and Ian Bostridge. Gary Mathewman has performed around the world with recent recitals at New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Wigmore Hall and Vienna’s Musikverein. In the UK, he has performed at the Aldeburgh, Oxford Lieder, Leeds Lieder, Hay-on-Wye and Bath Festivals. In 2011 Gary Mathewman joined BBC Cardiff Singer of the World as official accompanist.
The program will include:
HANDEL Tornami a Vagheggiar
VIVALDI Sposa son disprezzata
VIVALDI Agitata da due venti
DELL’ ACQUA Villanelle
DELIBES Chanson Espagnole
ADAM Ah! vous dirai Je Maman
J STRAUSS Danube Waltz
MOZART Alleluja (“Exsultate Jubilate”) ( KV 165)
MOZART Vorrei spiegarvi o Dio ( K 418)
DONGJIN Dongshim cho
VERDI Ah, fors’e lui , sempre libera (“La Traviata”)
(Please note program may be subject to change without notice.)
Adult tickets start from $95 (additional fees may apply) and Concessions are available.
Bookings: visit www.cityrecitalhall.com.au or phone on (02) 8256 2222 or in person at City Recital Hall Angel Place.