Opera Rara and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (Sir Mark Elder) recorded Donizetti's rare masterpiece Belisario. The work was performed after the week of recording on October 28 - the result was serious buzz surrounding the release of the recording in
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2012 "Canadian soprano Joyce El-Khoury lit a bigger fire as Antonina, his poisonous wife, though El-Khoury’s skill in tapering dynamics and placing her heart in the audience’s palms made the character much more than the standard harpy." -Geoff Brown, London Times "Joyce
Joyce El-Khouri broadened the heart-on-sleeve histrionics with her sinuous, intelligent portrayal of Antonina...El-Khouri sang wonderfully, producing a penetrating pianissimo of exceptional tonal solidity and dealing with all the bel canto gymnastics with effortless technical security. Her sexy and imperious presence cast a long, interesting shadow over the whole evening, and she was electrifying in her confession of perjury that closes the opera.
“Soprano Joyce El-Khoury is taking on the role of the vengeful wife of a Byzantine general in Donizetti’s Belisario this weekend. Sir Mark Elder is conducting a live performance with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican this Sunday, as
SEPTEMBER 2012 Translated from German: "Outstanding [Lorin Maazel's] Mimi, the Canadian soprano Joyce El-Khoury, whose warm, flowery, ligh shimmering soprano reminded me a bit of insight and poignancy Julia Varady."-Der Neue Merker Translated from German: "Joyce El-Khoury, Mimi, experienced her breakthrough in
Joyce El-Khoury received high praise for her performances of Mimi with the Münchner Philharmoniker under the baton of maestro Lorin Maazel. Follow @munich_phil on Twitter. Translated from German: "Outstanding [Lorin Maazel's] Mimi, the Canadian soprano Joyce El-Khoury, whose warm,
In September, Joyce enjoyed the rare opportunity to perform in her hometown, Ottawa, Canada. She performed the role of Mimi opposite Michael Fabiano's Rodolfo in Opera Lyra Ottawa's (OLO) production of Puccini's La bohème to rave reviews. Follow @OperaLyraOttawa on
SEPTEMBER 2012 “Miss El-Khoury’s vocal instrument is of the Ghena Dimitrova variety. Superbly technically schooled with excellent volume, owning that undefinable vibrato one heard only from the late Miss Dimitrova. This is a vocal instrument which has no issue soaring above