Let us say it right away: the performance of the Canadian soprano Joyce El-Khoury is miraculous. In the fire of the live performance, all the imperfections which could be a bother in a recording become assets. We’re left open-mouthed with admiration: the infinite length of her breath, the science of chiaroscuro, her projection in the high register, the quality of her pianissimo, the variety of accents, by turns strong and vulnerable, included in the extraordinarily lively recits, like we haven’t heard them since Callas. As for the bewitching cantilena, no Imogene had reached such heights since Caballé!
The Canadian Opera Company has announced their 2018/19 season, which opens with Tchaikovsky’s well-loved opera Eugene Onegin. The production will star Joyce El-Khoury as Tatyana and Gordon Bintner in the title role. For a full list of the cast/creative team
Tune in to Teatro Real's LIVE FEED of Puccini's La Bohème (2pm EST, 7pm GMT, 8pm CET)! Joyce is Musetta, Anita Hartig is Mimi, Stephen Costello is Rodolfo, Joan Martin-Royo is Schaunard, Etienne Dupuis is Marcello, Mika Kares is Colline,