Here's the word from the twitter-sphere about Joyce's performances as Violetta in Glynebourne's La traviata: Amazing La Traviata at Glyndebourne yesterday. @JoyceSoprano was incredible. Great end to my 2017 season. Already looking forward to 2018. — Maggie C (@Maggie_C30) August 26, 2017 Birthday
Best of all, however, was Lebanese-Canadian soprano Joyce El-Khoury as Violetta. The role needs someone beautiful, with a sensational voice, slim build (so that the tuberculosis looks believable) and great acting skills, especially in the final despairing act and El-Khoury had all of those in abundance. I had seen her in the same role at the Royal Opera House earlier this year and was stunned by her performance. At Glyndebourne, it was even better with the deceptive simplicity of the sets accentuating the effectiveness and glory of her performance. Glyndebourne always tries hard to bring something special to its productions without ever overdoing it. In May, I had thought their La Traviata was as close to perfection as one could hope for. This time I thought it was, if anything, even better."
Joyce stopped by Opera News to talk about Violetta (which she'll be performing with Glyndebourne August 1-27), her career and her upcoming Donizetti world-premiere event with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in the New Year! Watch and listen here.
Mark Pullinger at Bachtrack met up with Joyce at The Delaunay while she was in London for her Royal Opera House debut. The result of their chat was this feature. “My queen is Maria Callas. I love the colours, I love the
In anticipation of Lebanese-Canadian soprano Joyce El-Khoury’s Royal Opera House debut on January 16, the Sunday Express has released a feature on her. El-Khoury will sing the role of Violetta in Richard Eyre’s La traviata production conducted by Daniele Rustioni. She
Glyndebourne announced their 2017 summer lineup today which includes Joyce singing Violetta in their La traviata production directed by Tom Cairns with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Full details here. Slippedisc.com also reported on this, here are their highlights.
The Royal Opera House in London has announced their 2016/17 season. Joyce will be making her company debut in their production of La traviata conducted by Daniele Rustioni and directed by Richard Eyre in January/February 2017. Joyce will
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