Featured in Opera News

24 Feb Featured in Opera News

Joyce was featured in ‘SOUND BITES’ with an article written by Brian Kellow:

“Joyce El-Khoury has something of the perennial student about her. In an age when many young singers feel entitled to have a career handed to them, El-Khoury constantly stresses the importance of hard work, of not taking shortcuts with her art. When she mentions any of her mentors — they include Christofer Macatsoris and Laurent Philippe of Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts; her voice teacher, Bill Schuman; conductors James Levine and Lorin Maazel — it’s always to point out how much they have demanded of her. At the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, from which she graduated last year, she coached with Renata Scotto. “I worship her,” says El-Khoury. “I love the old-school way of studying, where you’re in a studio for an hour working on a single phrase. I love text. I could sing recit the rest of my life.”

Read the full feature online here.