One of the world’s greatest exponents of bel canto (beautiful singing), Sumi Jo, will perform in a thrilling programme entitled Mad for Love.

She will be partnered by dashing Argentine born José Carbó, now one of Australia’s best loved baritones. Together they will ignite the stage with renditions of the most passionate repertoire from opera and operetta, as well as tango, and meltingly beautiful folk song 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, as do her many exquisite dresses, adding to the glamour of the concert.

This will be an unparalleled night of romance which will live long in the memory of all who attend.

“Not only is she the most famous and loved voice of South Korea but a true heroine of the ‘Land of Morning Calm’; Sumi Jo is an extraordinary artist who has contributed to the history of interpretation. She is a wonderful Lady of opera who continues to amaze and portray beauty. A superb woman on stage and in life; she is sensitive, kind, cultured, sophisticated yet genuine.

I have been a fan of hers since the start and after having had the honour of performing a duet with her again last year at the wonderful Colosseum in Rome, I am proud to perform with her again during my concert. Because Sumi inevitably gets into the heart of anyone who is lucky enough to listen to her voice.” – Andrea Bocelli

Recital program for Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

‘La Capinera’ BENEDICT – Sumi Jo

‘Music for a while’ PURCELL – Sumi Jo

‘C’est l’histoire amoureuse’ from ‘Manon Lescaut’ AUBER  -Sumi Jo

‘Largo al factotum’ from ‘The Barber of Seville’ ROSSINI – José Carbó

‘No puede ser’ from ‘La tabernera del puerto’ SOROZÁBAL – José Carbó

‘The Nightingale’ ALABIEV – Sumi Jo

Duet from ‘Don Pasquale’ DONIZETTI – Sumi Jo + José Carbó

INTERVAL

가고파 (Longing) KIM DONG-JIN – Sumi Jo

꽃구름속에 (Flower Clouds) HEUNG-RYEOL LEE – Sumi Jo

‘Because you’re mine’ BRODSZKY – José Carbó

‘Granada’ AUGUSTIN – José Carbó

‘Lippen Schweigen’ (Love Unspoken) from ‘The Merry Widow’ LEHAR (sung in english) – Sumi Jo + José Carbó

‘Spiel ich die Unschuld vom Lande’ from ‘Die Fledermaus’ JOHANN STRAUSS – Sumi Jo

‘Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen’ from ‘Die Tote Stadt’ KORNGOLD – José Carbó

‘Bess, You Is My Woman Now’ from ‘Porgy and Bess’ GERSHWIN – Sumi Jo + José Carbó

‘Qui la voce sua soave’ (Mad scene) from ‘I Puritani’ BELLINI – Sumi Jo

Reviews:

SUMI JO WITH JOSE CARBO : MAD FOR LOVE @ CITY RECITAL HALL
https://www.sydneyartsguide.com.au/sumi-jo-jose-carbo-mad-for-love-city-recital-hall/

Sumi Jo scales high notes with ease
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/music/sumi-jo-scales-high-notes-with-ease/news-story/fab505b79efd3117c56a0393ea764526

CONCERT REVIEW: MAD FOR LOVE/ SUMI JO / JOSÉ CARBÓ/ GUY NOBLE
http://soundslikesydney.com.au/reviews/concert-review-mad-for-love-sumi-jo-jose-carbo-guy-noble/25056.html

LIVE REVIEW // Bridget gets Mad for Love
https://www.cutcommonmag.com/live-review-bridget-gets-mad-for-love/

Sumi Jo and José Carbó: Mad for Love review [Melbourne]
https://simonparrismaninchair.com/2018/07/18/sumi-jo-and-jose-carbo-mad-for-love-review-melbourne/

MAD FOR LOVE: Sumi Jo and José Carbó
https://www.classicmelbourne.com.au/reviews/mad-for-love-sumi-jo-and-jose-carbo/

 

Here's a fun clip of Sumi Jo playing around in rehearsals in Paris. She is singing the Laughing Song from Manon Lescaut by Auber. (Full video will be added to Facebook) You will be able to see Sumi touring Australia in July with José Carbó. One of the world’s greatest exponents of bel canto (beautiful singing), Sumi Jo, will perform in a thrilling programme entitled Mad for Love. She will be partnered by dashing #Argentine born José Carbó, now one of Australia’s best loved #baritones. Together 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. See Mad for Love in #Adelaide with the @the_aso, in #Melbourne at @melbrecital, in #Sydney at @cityrecitalhall and in #Brisbane at @atqpac during July this year. Book now! @sumijo_official @carbobaritone #sumijo #soprano #josecarbo #baritone #madforlove @koreanculturesydney

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