Italian government honors Jo Su-mi
Jo was decorated with the Ordine della Stella d’Italia, which translates to the Order of the Star of Italy, and was granted a Cavaliere title, the embassy said in a release.
Italian Ambassador to Korea Federico Failla presented her with the medal and the knighthood on behalf of Italian President Sergio Mattarella in an award ceremony held in the evening at the Italian embassy in Seoul, it said.
Her superb interpretation of Italian opera and her distinguished career as an opera singer have greatly contributed to expanding exchanges between opera singers and boosting bilateral production in opera music, the embassy added. Yonhap