Best of all, however, was Lebanese-Canadian soprano Joyce El-Khoury as Violetta. The role needs someone beautiful, with a sensational voice, slim build (so that the tuberculosis looks believable) and great acting skills, especially in the final despairing act and El-Khoury had all of those in abundance. I had seen her in the same role at the Royal Opera House earlier this year and was stunned by her performance. At Glyndebourne, it was even better with the deceptive simplicity of the sets accentuating the effectiveness and glory of her performance. Glyndebourne always tries hard to bring something special to its productions without ever overdoing it. In May, I had thought their La Traviata was as close to perfection as one could hope for. This time I thought it was, if anything, even better."
Joyce stopped by Opera News to talk about Violetta (which she'll be performing with Glyndebourne August 1-27), her career and her upcoming Donizetti world-premiere event with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in the New Year! Watch and listen here.
Opera Rara will release Joyce's debut disc, Écho, at a concert featuring Joyce and tenor Michael Spyres on July 14, 2017. The disc will internationally and digitally released in September 2017. Here is a video where Joyce talks a bit
Mark Pullinger at Bachtrack met up with Joyce at The Delaunay while she was in London for her Royal Opera House debut. The result of their chat was this feature. “My queen is Maria Callas. I love the colours, I love the
[vc_row enable_hue_rotation="no" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Joyce is in the midst of rehearsing for the recording of her debut solo album with Opera Rara. The disc features The Halle conducted by maestro Carlo Rizzi. There will be one duet on the disc with tenor
In anticipation of Lebanese-Canadian soprano Joyce El-Khoury’s Royal Opera House debut on January 16, the Sunday Express has released a feature on her. El-Khoury will sing the role of Violetta in Richard Eyre’s La traviata production conducted by Daniele Rustioni. She
Joyce spoke to Anne Midgette at the Washington Post in advance of her Herodiade performance (role: Salome) with Washington Concert Opera on Sunday. Here's a snippet of the resulting feature: El-Khoury’s voice is distinctive. It’s an instrument with a quality of
Reviews have started coming in for Opera Philadelphia's Turandot! Here's a quote highlighting Joyce: "Joyce El-Khoury, an The Academy of Vocal Arts graduate, stole everybody's heart as the slave girl Liu, thanks to her convincing portrayal, and floated high notes that