Overview

One of the world’s greatest exponents of bel canto (beautiful singing), Sumi Jo, will make her eagerly anticipated return to Brisbane in a thrilling concert, Mad for Love.

The legendary soprano will be partnered by dashing Argentine born José Carbó, now one of Australia’s best loved baritones. Together, with acclaimed pianist Guy Noble, they will ignite the stage with passionate renditions of a diverse range of repertoire - from the well-known classics of opera and operetta, to the tango, and even a 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, and she is also renowned for her magnificent dress changes throughout a performance.

Join us at the QPAC Concert Hall for an unparalleled night of romance and glamour.

“In stunning vocal form, Jo dazzled with her faultless musical precision and thrilling range … Mad for Love was a charming evening of truly lovely music.”  Simon Parris, 2018

Program:

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 and 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 and 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 and José Carbó
Qui la voce sua soave (Mad scene) from I Puritani BELLINI - Sumi Jo

Program subject to change.

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Pricing Guide

ADMISSION PREMIUM $159 A-RESERVE $129 B-RESERVE $99

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