Planet Hugill: “Joyce El-Khoury brings flexibility, intimate warmth and dramatic commitment”

07 May Planet Hugill: “Joyce El-Khoury brings flexibility, intimate warmth and dramatic commitment”

“Joyce El-Khoury not only sang these beautifully, but used her lovely smoky voice to give dramatic weight to Pauline’s more vehement moments. She sings with a pleasantly warm vibrato, which takes her out of the direct line of French coloratura sopranos (the original Pauline created Berlioz’s Teresa and Eudoxie in Halevy’s La Juive). Instead Joyce El-Khoury brings flexibility, intimate warmth and dramatic commitment to the role as well as technical poise to create a highly sympathetic and ravishing performance.”
Planet Hugill, full review here.