Only Love

Only Love

by Sumi Jo
     
 
Sumi Jo has made her name singing dazzling coloratura roles in operas by Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, and other classical masters. But even the Korean soprano's most adoring fans might not recognize her voice on ONLY LOVE, an album of Broadway ballads. Unlike most other opera singers who "cross over," Jo does not apply her usual operatic voice

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Sumi Jo has made her name singing dazzling coloratura roles in operas by Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, and other classical masters. But even the Korean soprano's most adoring fans might not recognize her voice on ONLY LOVE, an album of Broadway ballads. Unlike most other opera singers who "cross over," Jo does not apply her usual operatic voice to this music. In fact, she sounds as if she were born and bred on the Great White Way, although precious few Broadway stars have such vocal purity and pinpoint intonation. Her selections focus on contemporary hit musicals such as "Jekyll and Hyde," "Nine," and "The Scarlett Pimpernel," with glances back to classic numbers by Bernstein and Sondheim, as well as a charming tune from Balfe's operetta "The Bohemian Girl." Mike Renzi's lush arrangements include an ingenious version of Jule Styne's "Just in Time" that incorporates one of Bach's most famous melodies. If you admire Sarah Brightman, Jo's angelic voice and down-to-earth style will probably be your cup of tea.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/11/2000
Label:
Erato
UPC:
0685738024124
catalogNumber:
80241

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