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Toronto, ON - Roy Thomson Hall is
delighted to announce its two classical music series for
the 2010-2011 Season – International Vocal Recitals and
Performances – each featuring a spectacular line-up of today’s
most exciting Canadian and international artists.
International Vocal Recitals 2010-2011
Measha Brueggergosman, soprano
Blessed with a rich, luxuriant voice, Canada’s Measha Brueggergosman is hailed as one of today’s most magnificent artists and vibrant personalities. No stranger to Roy Thomson Hall, she returns to thrill us with a program entitled Night and Dreams, an enchanting selection of songs from Mozart to Turina, based on her latest Deutsche Grammophon CD of the same name. Whether singing the Olympic Hymn before an estimated 3.2 billion television viewers at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Opening Ceremonies or performing an intimate vocal recital, her talent is an inspiration to all.
Sumi Jo, soprano
Grammy Award-winning Korean-born Sumi Jo was discovered by the legendary Herbert von Karajan in 1986. She has since captivated audiences worldwide with the dazzling agility and four-octave range of her “golden” voice. One of the most sought-after lyric-coloratura sopranos of her generation, Sumi Jo has over 50 recordings to her credit and has performed all the great coloratura roles including Queen of the Night, Lucia and Zerbinetta at the leading opera houses in Milan, Vienna, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, to name only a few.
Nicole Cabell, soprano
Nicole Cabell's Roy Thomson Hall recital debut two years ago “turned into the kind of ‘love-in’ usually reserved for the world’s great divas,” noted the Toronto Star. Ms. Cabell first caught the opera world’s attention in 2005 when she won the single most important competition for young opera singers - the BBC’s “Singer of the World.” Since that triumph, her rise to prominence has been meteoric, with appearances around the world in opera and concert, and most recently at New York’s Metropolitan Opera as Musetta in La Bohème.
Angela Gheorghiu, soprano
In the opera world, there are singers, and there are divas. Romanian-born lyric-dramatic soprano Angela Gheorghiu is a true diva. She is gifted, glamorous and hailed as the greatest singing actress of our time. A mega-star at all the world’s great opera houses, she is known for her electrifying performances as Violetta and Tosca, and for her many award-winning recordings and live telecasts from La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera. Ms. Gheorghiu makes her long-awaited Toronto debut in a program of beloved opera arias with orchestral accompaniment.