The chance to hear or view any of international vocal sensation Sumi Jo’s many award-winning recordings is always a thrill. The opportunity to see this soprano live complete with a stunning range of dresses and her seasoned acting skill intact is a pure entertainment delight.
Sumi Jo illustrated her tremendous range, singing in five languages throughout the concert, and presented arias from her coloratura repertoire alongside Korean classical songs, a Baroque vocal piece by Purcell and duets from operetta as well as a wonderfully characterised performance with baritone Jose Carbo of Gershwin’s ‘Bess, you is my woman now’.
Guy Noble provided very full and sympathetic accompaniment at the piano throughout, as well as some signature commentary in his inimitably engaging velvety tones. Continue reading SUMI JO WITH JOSE CARBO : MAD FOR LOVE @ CITY RECITAL HALL