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Sumi Jo: Mad For Love
19 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST$99 – $169
The internationally celebrated Grammy-award winning coloratura soprano Sumi Jo returns to Sydney for an unmissable recital at the City Recital Hall on July 19.
One of the world’s greatest exponents of bel canto (beautiful singing), Sumi Jo will perform a magnificent program of music from her unsurpassed repertoire, joined on stage for the first time by dashing Argentine-born baritone José Carbó.
With over 50 recordings to her credit Sumi Jo is one of the highest selling classical singers in the world, and one of the most sought-after sopranos of her generation. Her concerts have delighted audiences globally, including performances at the Summer and Winter Olympics, and for the Pope. Legendary maestro Herbert von Karajan describes Jo as having ‘a voice from above’.
José Carbó, born in Argentina to Spanish and Italian parents, has become one of Australia’s most popular baritones, touring locally and internationally with Opera Australia, Victorian Opera and Los Angeles Opera since 2005. His debut album My Latin Heart debuted at no.1 in the Limelight Magazine Classical charts.
Sumi Jo and José Carbó will ignite Australian stages with renditions of the most passionate pieces from opera and operetta, as well as tango, and traditional folk song from Jo’s native Korea. Her astonishing vocal technique and purity of tone will be matched by an exquisite wardrobe for a night of operatic glamour.
The Mad For Love tour starts in Adelaide on July 15 with a special concert performance with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Guy Noble. Noble, one of Australia’s most popular pianists, will also accompany Sumi Jo and José Carbó for recitals in Melbourne (July 17), Sydney (July 19) and Brisbane (July 21).