Sumi Jo - A Tribute to Maria Callas

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One of the world’s most adored sopranos, Sumi Jo, pays tribute to the legendary diva synonymous with bel canto, the repertoire of which is marked by brilliancy and beautiful singing.

Maria Callas captivated generations of music-lovers with her dazzling renditions of the great coloratura roles in operas such as Lucia di Lammermoor, I Puritani, La Sonnambula, and The Barber of Seville.

In the 21st century it is Sumi Jo’s thrilling interpretations of these same roles which have brought audiences to their feet. The most famous musician to come from Korea, where she has an enormous national following, Sumi Jo is renowned for the precision, agility, and warmth of her voice.

Her career soared when she came to the attention of maestro Herbert von Karajan, who described hers as a voice from above. Since then she has performed with the world’s leading conductors in all the most famous opera houses and concert halls and has become a Grammy Award-winner. This year her rendition of ‘Simple Song’ from the film Youth was nominated for an Oscar.

Audiences on this Australian tour will have the opportunity to hear greatly-loved works associated with Maria Callas as well as many of Sumi Jo’s other favourite arias and song. Sumi Jo is accompanied by acclaimed pianist Gary Matthewman, a sought-after collaborator with many great singers.

Sumi Jo – A Tribute to Maria Callas will undoubtedly be one of the most exciting entertainment offerings of 2016, and is proudly presented by impresario Andrew McKinnon, as a highlight of his 30th anniversary celebrations.

Presented by Andrew McKinnon

PROGRAM

BISHOP
‘Lo, hear the gentle lark’ from ‘Comedy of Errors’

VIVALDI
‘Sposa, son disprezzata’ from ‘Bajazet’

ROSSINI
‘Son bella pastorella’

HANDEL
‘Lascia, Ch’ Io pianga’ from ‘Rinaldo’

DELL
ACQUA ‘Villanelle’

DELIBES
‘Chanson Espagnole’

DEBUSSY
‘Reverie’ (piano solo)

MARTINI
‘Plaisir d’amour’

ADAM
‘Ah! vous dirais Je, maman’

Interval

KOREAN FOLKSONG
‘Seya Seya’

HUNGYEOL LEE
‘Into the flower cloud’

JUNGJOON AHN
‘Ari Arirang’

BALFE
‘I dreamt I dwelt in Marble halls’ from ‘The Bohemian girl’

RACHMANINOFF
‘Vocalise’

GERSHWIN
‘I got rhythm’ (piano solo)

BELLINI
‘Casta diva’ from ‘Norma’

OFFENBACH
‘Doll Song’ from ‘Tales of Hoffmann

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