Sumi Jo — Soprano

Known for her thrilling coloratura soprano voice, Sumi Jo is one of the great singers of her generation. Her repertoire consists of most of the well known coloratura roles including Lucia di Lammermoor, I Puritani, La Sonnambula and in particular she is renowned for her interpretations of Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos and the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte – roles she has performed with many of the greatest conductors. She has appeared on concert and opera stages with such artists as Jonas Kaufmann, Renée Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Jose Carreras, and her crossover album of Broadway songs, “Only Love”, sold more than 1,200,000 copies worldwide. Praised for the remarkable agility, precision and warmth of her voice, Sumi Jo thrilled Canberra music-lovers with her artistry at the 2012 Voices in the Forest. A “once in a generation” singer, she continues to be 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.