One of the world’s greatest exponents of bel canto (beautiful singing), Sumi Jo, will perform in a thrilling program entitled Mad for Love.
Together with José Carbó, the much-loved Argentinian-born baritone, and accompanied by acclaimed pianist Guy Noble, Sumi Jo will ignite the stage with renditions of the most passionate repertoire from opera and operetta to canzoni, tangos, and meltingly beautiful folk songs from her 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.
Sumi Jo soprano
José Carbó baritone
Guy Noble piano
Program subject to change
Benedict La Capinera (Sumi Jo)
Purcell Music for a While (Sumi Jo)
Auber C’est l’histoire amoureuse from Manon Lescaut (Sumi Jo)
Rossini Largo al factotum from The Barber of Seville (José Carbó)
Sorozábal No puede ser from La tabernera del puerto (José Carbó)
Alabiev The Nightingale (Sumi Jo)
Donizetti Duet from Don Pasquale (Sumi Jo + José Carbó)
Kim Dong-Jin 가고파 (Longing) (Sumi Jo)
Heung-Ryeol Lee 꽃구름속에 (Flower Clouds) (Sumi Jo)
Brodszky Because you’re mine (José Carbó)
Augustin Granada (José Carbó)
Lehar Lippen Schweigen (Love Unspoken) from The Merry Widow (sung in english) (Sumi Jo + José Carbó)
Johann Strauss Spiel ich die Unschuld vom Lande from Die Fledermaus (Sumi Jo)
Korngold Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen from Die Tote Stadt (José Carbó)
Gershwin Bess, You Is My Woman Now from Porgy and Bess (Sumi Jo + José Carbó)
Bellini Qui la voce sua soave ("Mad Scene") from I Puritani (Sumi Jo)
Duration: approximately 120 minutes including interval
City Recital Hall Member $159
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