Reviews + Twitter Buzz Canadian Opera Company Violetta

18 Oct Reviews + Twitter Buzz Canadian Opera Company Violetta

Her instrument a youthful lirico-spinto, with a kaleidoscope of tone colours, from the ethereal, Montserrat Caballé-like pianissimi to full-throat forte, not to mention an exceptionally long breath-line. Her exquisite pianissimo high A at the end of “Addio del passato” was held longer than anyone I’ve heard, and the tempo was slow! El-Khoury fully embodies the role, with lots of nuances in her characterization – playfulness, womanly warmth, fierce passion, defiance, dignity, pathos, and finally resignation that fits so well with the ultimate tragic end. It was a performance to honour and enjoy. -Musical Toronto, Joseph So
Joyce El-Khoury is the most beautiful Violetta I’ve ever seen to grace a stage -BarczaBlog