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Sumi Jo

Soprano

South Korean coloratura soprano Sumi Jo has established herself as one of the foremost outstanding artists of her generation, known for her remarkable agility, musicianship and versatility. As the highest selling Classical singer in the world, with over 50 recordings to her credit, Sumi has collaborated with the world’s most prominent conductors, opera and is houses and record labels, now in constant demand as a performer and special guest artist at gala concerts and events globally.

 

This season, Sumi launches the inaugural ‘Sumi Jo International Singing Competition’, which will take place in July 2024, and will be situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Chateau de La Ferte-Imbault, a medieval Castle just outside of Paris.

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Artist Manager

Camilla Wehmeyer

camilla@wehmeyermanagement.com

Assistant Artist Manager

Oliver Titheridge-Stone

oliver@wehmeyermanagement.com

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Sumi Jo returns to China on tour with I Musici

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© Silvio Di Rocco

We are thrilled to announce that Sumi Jo is returning to China this May for concerts with I Musici.

 

Performances will be at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, on 3 May and at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre on 5 May. The programme will include pieces from Vivaldi, Scarlatti, J. S. Bach, Handel and Purcell.

This tour comes ahead of the inaugural Sumi Jo International Singing Competition in France this July.

 

For details of Sumi's performances with I Musici, please see the Beijing NCPA website here and the Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre website here.

Posted 29/04/2024

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Repertoire Includes

Concert

BERG

Lulu Suite

BRAHMS

Requiem

DVOŘÁK

Song to the Moon

FAURE

Requiem

GLIERE

Concerto for Coloratura Soprano in F Minor

KILAR

The Ninth Gate “Vocalise”

 

MAHLER

Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 3            

Des Knaben Wunderhorn             

Concert arias (Various)             

Mass in C minor   

        

ORFF

Carmina Burana  

 

STRAUSS, R.

Lieder der Frauen

Morgen  

VILLA LOBOS

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5    

Opera

ADAMS                     

Nixon in China Madame (Mao)

BELLINI

I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Giulietta)

I Puritani (Elvira)

La Sonnambula (Amina)

DONIZETTI

Don Pasquale (Norina)

Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia)

MOZART

Lucio Silla (Giunia)

POULENC

Les Dialogues des Carmelites (Constance)

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV

Le Coq D’or (Shemakha)

ROSSINI

Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)

Il Turco in Italia (Fiorilla)

Le Comte Ory (Adele)

          

STRAUSS

Ariadne auf Naxos (Zerbinetta)

Der Rosenkavalier (Sophie)

  

THOMAS

Hamlet (Ophelie)

VERDI

Rigoletto (Gilda)

Un Ballo In Maschera (Oscar)

Repertoire
Discography
Press

Press

MAD FOR LOVE Australian concert tour with José Carbó

 

Melbourne Recital Centre

 

“Sumi Jo has won hearts around the world for her thrilling lyric coloratura soprano voice, her artistry and her engaging personality […] she demonstrated why her stratospheric upper range, astonishing agility and expressive warmth have made her the highest selling classical singer in the world.".

Heather Leviston, Classical Melbourne (July 2018)


Queensland Performing Arts Centre

 

Jo performed a handful of Korean folksongs with heart-wrenching passion, and indulged so gloriously in the ornate and ethereal a cappella melismas of Alabiev’s Nightingale.

Bridget O’Brien, Cut Common Magazine (August 2018)

 

City Recital Hall Angel Place Sydney

 

“Jo was at her most captivating in Auber’s C’est L’histoire Amoureuse from his Manon Lescaut (a popular operatic story set also by Massenet and Puccini). The character and musical genre suited her perfectly and the French language was both clear and idiomatic. The agile coquettish soubrette sparkled in this aria”

Victoria Watson, Sound like Sydney (July 2018)


Hong Kong Philharmonic / HK Cultural Centre Concert Hall

 

“Technically assured throughout her range, Jo pulled out all her hallmark super-high notes with aplomb and finesse in dynamic control”
Sam Olluver, South China Morning Post (Feb 2014)

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