Des Moines Metro Opera: Puccini La Rondine

JULY 2012

“Joyce El-Khoury enjoyed a great success as Magda, offering exquisite pianissimos in Act I’s hit tune and an ethereally floated A-flat at the opera’s conclusion.”

“Joyce El-Khoury looks like the glass of champagne she carries into the opening party in Puccini’s “La Rondine,” which runs through July 14 at the Des Moines Metro Opera. Her dress is a concoction of frothy gold lace layered over peach silk, with just enough sequins to catch the light as she descends a staircase into her character’s opulent Paris salon. The woman knows how to make an entrance.”