Castleton Festival

DESDEMONA Otello VERDI Castleton Festival


In the 2013 Castleton premiere of Verdi’s Otello, festival alum Joyce El-Khoury will take the stage as Desdemona, after receiving critical acclaim for her international appearances as Violetta in La Traviataand Mimi in Castleton’s 2011 and 2012 productions of La Bohème. El-Khoury also performed in the 2010 Castleton productions of Il Trittico and Gianni Schicchi. Maestro Lorin Maazel has also cast new faces in this production of the dramatic opera Verdi composed near the end of his career: tenors Frank Porretta and Kirk Dougherty will share the demanding title role. Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program’s Javier Arrey will sing the arch-villain, Iago.]

Classical WETA Interview

Classical WETA morning host David Ginder chats with Joyce about her upcoming role debut as Desdemona (Otello, Castleton Festival which opens July 13), the critical importance of......