“The show’s scene-stealer is Joyce El-Khoury as the calculating soprano Tatyana Bakst”
The reviews are coming in for San Diego Opera’s Great Scott (Jake Heggie). Here are quotes highlighting Joyce’s performance as Tatyana Bakst:
The show’s scene-stealer is Joyce El-Khoury as the calculating soprano Tatyana Bakst. Her over-the-top coloratura rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” (“with variations,” as she says in a thick Slavic accent) is the show’s highlight.
-San Diego Union-Tribune, full review
Superb soprano Joyce El-Khoury is insistent and amusing as Arden’s challenger, Tatyana.
-Times of San Diego, full review
Canadian soprano Joyce El-Khoury as the upstart Tatyana was funny and spectacular hamming up “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl.
-LA Times, full review