"Emmeline makes significant emotional demands of its performers, and the cast does not disappoint. While Joyce El-Khoury (Emmeline) has a stunning voice, it is her acting ability that makes her performance a memorable one. Through El-Khoury’s complete dedication to her
"Joyce El-Khoury makes her first OTSL appearance in the title role. Early indications are that the role will be tough, brutal and difficult — but the longstanding hype around El-Khoury and her amazing voice is fully justified. She takes this
AVAlum @JoyceSoprano "sings as if she means every syllable" in @OTSL's "Emmeline" - http://t.co/TElUs44zDR— AVA (@AVAOPERA) June 22, 2015 I've seen Emmeline 4 times now and @JoyceSoprano has made me sob every time. Obsessed with this opera. #sogood— Ashley B.
"Joyce El-Khoury’s Emmeline is the gold standard against which all future interpreters will be measured." "The title role is a tour de force for a soprano, and the original Emmeline, Patricia Racette found her career kicked into high gear with her
"From the moment Joyce El-Khoury sang her last note as the title character Emmeline and the lights went down the audience was on its feet to applaud one of the most poignant two and a half hours I have ever
"With Joyce El-Khoury in the role, Picker believes they’ve hit a home run. “I saw her perform a scene from Suor Angelica when she was a young artist at the Met in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, I was