A treat for Mozart afficionados later this month, as Sumi Jo joins the Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr for an all Mozart programme at the Cadogan Hall. Read on for details of how LKL readers get a discount on the tickets:
Academy of Ancient Music
Sumi Jo sings Mozart
Friday 25 November, 2011
Richard Egarr, conductor
Sumi Jo, soprano
Mozart: Overture to Le nozze di Figaro
Mozart: ‘Martern aller Arten’ from Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail
Mozart: Entr’actes from Thamos, Konig in Agypten
Mozart: ‘Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio’
Mozart: Maurerische Trauermusik
Mozart: ‘Se il padre perdei’ from Idomeneo
Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D major ‘Paris’
Mozart: ‘No, che non sei capace’
6.30pm: Pre-concert talk with Richard Egarr
Since a European debut which left Herbert von Karajan enthralled, Sumi Jo has been a global superstar – confirmed by celebrated performances at all the world’s great concert halls and appearances at the 2008 Olympic Games and 2002 Football World Cup.
Following a seven-concert tour of the Far East with the Academy of Ancient Music, she joins the orchestra once again to perform arias reflecting Mozart’s truly international outlook, conjuring atmosphere from Greek myths to Turkish palaces. But it wasn’t only Mozart’s vocal music which brims with foreign flavour: the programme also features Viennese Masonic funeral music and the ‘Paris’ symphony, which bursts into life with the so-called ‘Mannheim rocket’.
Mozart began his famous European travels at the tender age of seven. But Vienna itself, where he lived for many years and wrote several of the works in this programme, bursted with different national influences. A population boom, increased industrialisation and extensive building work made it an economic and cultural hub of Europe during the composer’s lifetime; and the preceding centuries of invasion by various countries had ensured that the city’s identity was always in flux. For cosmopolitan influence, Mozart need have looked no further than his doorstep.
“The Korean “Queen of Coloratura” was nothing short of spectacular… the bright and luminous glow was immediately apparent” (Singapore Times, 2011)
Tickets £35, £32, £25, £17, £10
Book online or by phone on 020 7730 4500
– 15% off all tickets via London Korean Links. Quote ‘London Korean Links’ when booking.
– £3 tickets available for students and under-26s. Visit www.aam.co.uk/aamplify to find out more.
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.