sumi jo and tomomi nishimoto in concert

It takes a special woman to get me to trek the distance.  In this case we have two! Being asian, admittedly a bit biased, I feel drawn to support fellow asians who have made it far in their respective careers, especially female asians.  Let’s face it, there are so few asian singers in the operatic world.  And when it comes to conductors..  Tomomi Nishimoto alone would get me to the concert. But with Sumi Jo! A soprano voice i actually quite like for bel canto.

So i  was debating hard… then the morning of the concert, I woke up to find they had released tons of cheaper* tickets (WHO was holding on to those and prevented the general public from buying??? I want to know.)  Got myself one but didn’t manage to convince more people to come.  Let me just say it was quite a 1.5+hr trek across town and traffic.  I made it just 7 min late.

The program:
J. STRAUSS JR. Selections from Die Fledermaus
DELL’ACQUA Villanelle
VERDI Selections from La Traviata
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5

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white shirt Nishimoto + Sumi Jo

i’m quite miffed that the orange county performance art center chose to deliver this email to me only TODAY, 1 day before the concert.  How the heck am i going to get any darn reasonably priced tickets??? grrrr.  and they don’t have last minute rush tickets for the general public either (bad bad bad).  Let’s not even mention that they were at UCLA just 2 days ago .  Of  all that mails Pacific Symphony is sending me, why not this concert???? woaaaah Read more of this post