Opera Superstar Sumi Jo in Manila

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Sumi Jo, one of the great singers of this generation and considered the most popular Asian soprano in the opera world today, will sing to help raise more funds for the rehabilitation of typhoon-stricken cities in Visayas. Her concert is scheduled on Feb. 1, 2014 at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City of Taguig.

Described by Maestro Herbert Von Karajan, Austrian orchestra and opera conductor associated with the Berlin Philharmonic, as “The Voice from Above,” this Grammy Award-winning South Korean lyric coloratura soprano is known for her interpretations of the bel canto repertoire.

She has sung in all the important opera houses in the world, including Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera Houses, Salzburg Festspielhaus, Vienna State Opera, to name a few.

In her wish to bring classical music to the younger generation, Sumi Jo started to venture into cross over by provided the voice of 'Veda Pierce' in the HBO miniseries 'Mildred Pierce'. She also sung the theme song for the the movie “Nine Gates” starring Johnny Depp and numerous Korean movies and teleseries. A winner of the Grammy Award for her recordings, Sumi Jo has over 50 recordings to her credit, including ten solo albums for Erato, the French division of Warner Classics. She was also a recipient of the following awards: International Puccini Award, Korean Award for Culture and Arts, “Artist for Peace” of UNESCO, Best Vocal Album by French Cultural Critics, the Best Selling Album of the Year award by British Classic and the Order of Culture Merit of South Korea to name a few.

Music lovers will at last have a chance to hear Sumi Jo in February, the month of love and of the arts. Accompanying her is pianist Najib Ismail.

The net proceeds from this event will be coursed through Tanging Yaman Foundation of Manoling Francisco, S.J., of Ateneo de Manila& University to reach the communities devastated by super typhoon Yolanda.

For tickets, call CEOA at
(63 2) 782-7164, (63 2) 750-0768, (63 918) 347-3027, (63 920) 954-0053.

Tickets will soon be available at all SM Ticket Outlets at (63 2) 470-2222.

SM Aura Premier
McKinley Parkway corner 26th St., Bonifacio Global City
Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

Saturday February 1, 2014


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