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Praised for the remarkable agility, precision and warmth of her voice, and for her outstanding musicianship, Sumi Jo has established herself as one of her generation’s most sought-after sopranos. She has been consistently greeted with exceptional accolades, by public and press alike, for her performances in the most important opera houses and concert halls throughout the world.

This past season Miss Jo was Marie in La Fille du Regiment in Santiago, Chile, and Elvira in I Puritani in concert with the Monnaie in Brussels and in Amsterdam. New additions to her repertoire in recent years have been Delibes’ Lakeme , Meyerbeer’s Dinorah and Giulietta in I Capuleti ed i Montecchi , which she sang for the Minnesota Opera. In 2007-08 she made her role debut as Violetta in La traviata in Toulon. Her 2008 season includes Bellini’s I puritani in Bergamo, Fra Diavolo at the Opéra Comique and Opera Royal de Wallonie in Liege, a gala concert with Jonas Kaufmann, Renee Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as part of the Olympic games in Beijng, a Christmas concert with Jose Carreras in Barcelona as well as solo concerts in Canada, United States, Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore, Paris, Brussels, Barcelona, recital tours in Korea, Tokyo and Australia and duo concerts with Dmitri Hvorostovky in Asia, United States and Canada.

Sumi Jo is also in constant demand as a concert artist, both for special events such as the World Cup, an Asian tour of gala concerts with Andrea Bocelli, and a program of Viennese favorites with celebrated Cincinnati Pops. She has been heard in recital in major festivals and concert halls worldwide. In 2001 at Carnegie Hall, accompanied by The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, she gave her first public performances of Broadway Songs on her crossover album “Only Love”, which sold more than 1,200,000 copies worldwide, adding to her list of best-selling recordings.

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This biography was most recently edited by...
steven - 14 Sep 2010
steven - 14 Sep 2010
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