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The Art Of Sumi Jo / Solti, Vienna Philharmonic, Et Al


Release Date: 05/01/1998 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 458927   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Daniel-François AuberAndré Modeste GrétryWolfgang Amadeus MozartJacques Offenbach,   ... 
Performer:  Patrick PowerSumi JoMartine OlmedaBruce Ford,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard BonyngeSir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber OrchestraLondon VoicesVienna Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc contains a superior collection of coloratura arias performed by the gifted singer Sumi Jo. With the exception of two arias from 'Die Zauberflöte,' the selections are from somewhat obscure French operas. In each track, Jo's flawless technique and consummate musicianship shine. The Queen of the Night's "Der Hölle Rache" is breathtaking, never hesitating, and full of the self-assuredness necessary to carry this killer off. Her "Valse tyrolienne" from Offenbach's 'Un man à la porte' is full of the good nature and joy that the character is trying to infuse in her beloved. She flies up and down scales, trilling coyly, and all without any obvious effort.
Many coloraturas are capable of the pyrotechnics needed to just get through
Read more this music; what separates Jo from other artists is her individuality and preparation. Just listening to the wonderfully humorous "Ah! vous dirai-je, maman" (variations on the theme of the nursery song "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star") from Adam's 'Le Toréador' makes it quite clear that this is a high-caliber recording. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Le domino noir: La belle Inès fait florès by Daniel-François Auber
Performer:  Patrick Power (Tenor), Sumi Jo (Soprano), Martine Olmeda (Alto),
Bruce Ford (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  London Voices
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; France 
2.
L'amant jaloux: Je romps la chaîne by André Modeste Grétry
Performer:  Sumi Jo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1778; France 
3.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: O zittre nicht...Zum Leiden bin ich by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sumi Jo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sumi Jo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Un mari à la porte: Valse Tyrolienne by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Sumi Jo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Paris, France 
6.
Le domino noir: Mes chères soeurs by Daniel-François Auber
Performer:  Doris Lamprecht (Mezzo Soprano), Jocelyne Taillon (Mezzo Soprano), Isabelle Vernet (Soprano),
Sumi Jo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  London Voices
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; France 
7.
Le toréador: Variations on "Ah! vous dirai-je maman" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  John Aler (Tenor), Michel Trempont (Tenor), Jonathan Burgess (Flute),
Sumi Jo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic  
Written: 1849; France 
8.
Le domino noir: Qui je suis? by Daniel-François Auber
Performer:  Sumi Jo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; France 
9.
Don César de Bazan: A Séville, belles señoras "Sevillana" by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Sumi Jo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
10.
La fête du village voisin: Bolero by François Boieldieu
Performer:  Sumi Jo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; France 
11.
Le toréador: Avec son petit air...Car la femme by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Sumi Jo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1849; France 
12.
Le domino noir: Flamme vengeresse by Daniel-François Auber
Performer:  Sumi Jo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; France 
13.
La reine Topaze: Carnaval de Venise by Victor Massé
Performer:  Sumi Jo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; France 
14.
La perle du Brésil: Charmant oiseau "Couplets de Mysoli" by Félicien César David
Performer:  Sumi Jo (Soprano), William Bennett (Flute)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Paris, France 

Sound Samples

Le Domino noir / Act 2: La belle Inès fait florès
L'Amant jaloux: Je romps la chaîne qui m'engage
Die Zauberflöte / Act 1: "O zittre nicht"
Die Zauberflöte / Act 2: "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen"
Un mari à la porte: Valse Tyrolienne
Le Domino noir / Act 3: Mes chères soeurs
Le Toréador - Opéra bouffon in 2 Acts / Act 1: Ah! vous dirai-je, maman
Le Domino noir / Act 1: Qui je sais? Une feé, un bon ange
Don César de Bazan: Sevilliana
La perle du Brésil: Couplets du Mysoli
La fête du village voisin: Bolero
Le Toréador - Opéra bouffon in 2 Acts / Act 2: Avec son petit air...Car la femme, sans cesse
Le Domino noir / Act 3: Flamme vengeresse
La reine Topaze: Carnaval de Venise

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