One of the world’s greatest exponents of bel canto (beautiful singing), Sumi Jo, makes her eagerly anticipated return to Melbourne in the world premiere of a thrilling new recital.
The adored soprano is partnered by dashing Argentine born José Carbó, one of Australia’s best-loved baritones, and together with acclaimed pianist Guy Noble, they will ignite the stage with renditions of the most passionate repertoire from opera and operetta, as well as popular canzoni and tangos, and meltingly beautiful folk songs from Sumi Jo’s native Korea.
Described by the legendary maestro Herbert von Karajan as having “a voice from above”, Sumi Jo is one of the most in demand singers on the international stage. Her astonishing vocal technique and purity of tone captivate audiences and she is also renowned for her magnificent dress changes throughout a performance. This will be an unparalleled night of romance and glamour.
Presented by Andrew McKinnon Presentations
BENEDICT – Sumi Jo
PURCELL – Sumi Jo
‘Music for a while’
AUBER – Sumi Jo
‘C’est l’histoire amoureuse’ from ‘Manon Lescaut’
ROSSINI – Sumi Jo
‘Sombre forêt’ from ‘Guillaume Tell’
ROSSINI – José Carbó
‘Largo al factotum’ from ‘The Barber of Seville’
SOROZÁBAL – José Carbó
‘No puede ser’ from ‘La tabernera del puerto’
ALABIEV – Sumi Jo
DONIZETTI – Sumi Jo + José Carbó
Duet from ‘Don Pasquale’
KIM DONG-JIN – Sumi Jo
HEUNG-RYEOL LEE – Sumi Jo
꽃구름속에 (Flower Clouds)
BRODSZKY – José Carbó
‘Because you’re mine’
AUGUSTIN – José Carbó
LEHAR (sung in english) – Sumi Jo + José Carbó
‘Lippen Schweigen’ (Love Unspoken) from ‘The Merry Widow’
JOHANN STRAUSS – Sumi Jo
‘Spiel ich die Unschuld vom Lande’ from ‘Die Fledermaus’
KORNGOLD – José Carbó
‘Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen’ from ‘Die Tote Stadt’
OFFENBACH – Sumi Jo
‘Doll Song’ from ‘Tales of Hoffmann’
GERSHWIN – Sumi Jo + José Carbó
‘Bess, You Is My Woman Now’ from ‘Porgy and Bess’
Program is subject to change.
Tuesday 17 July 2018 7.30pm
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