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 parts including 'Lucia di Lammermoor', 'I Puritani', 'La Sonnambula' and in particular her famous interpretations of Zerbinetta in 'Ariadne auf Naxos' and the Queen of the Night in 'Die Zauberflote' - roles she has performed with many of the world's great conductors.
Sumi has appeared at the world's famous opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Opera National de Paris, Washington Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Hamburg State Opera. She has worked with such famous maestri as Sir Georg Solti, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Herbert von Karajan, Kent Nagano and others. Sumi Jo records exclusively for Warner Classics.
In the 10/11 season Sumi's engagements included Juliette in Romeo et Juliette at Teatro Municipal de Rio de Janeiro, Fiorilla in Il turco in Italia for Hamburg State Opera, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Opera Royal de Wallonie in Liege, a concert tour of Asia with the Academy of Ancient Music and gala concerts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and for the opening of the Asia Olympic Games ceremony in Kazakhstan. Other recent concert appearances include with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Western Australia Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, a concert tour of Asia with the Academy of Ancient Music, as well as concerts at the Smetanova Litomysl Festival, with the Russian National Orchestra and for the opening ceremony of the Asia Olympic Games in Kazakhstan. Sumi Jo also recently gave a recital at the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.
Engagements in the 11/12 season and beyond included Madame Mao in Nixon in China at the Chatelet Thetre Paris, Marie in La Fille du Regiment for Hamburg State Opera, as well as concerts at the Beijing Music Festival and a recital at the Opera du Rhin in Strasbourg. Engagements in the 12/13 season and beyond include concert appearances at the Beijing Music Festival, recitals at the Chatelet Theatre Paris and in Moscow, Fiakermilli in Arabella at Hamburg State Opera, a concert tour of Australia, a concert tour of Asia, as well as numerous gala and concert appearances.