“indisputable that she is one of the major Violettas today”

Reviews from Joyce’s performances with Opéra Théâtre Saint-Étienne, March 2013.
Role: Violetta Opera: Verdi La Traviata

“Preceded by a lauded reputation, the young Joyce El-Khoury did not disappoint our expectations. The Canadian soprano, taking over the role of Violetta Valéry in May at Amsterdam Opera, is a gorgeous Violetta, with whom we immediately identify, and who fully embraces her character. Her timbre is beautiful, vocal technique already trained, the range is controlled from beginning to end, and she knows how to capture her audience by enveloping them with light or heartbreaking vocal lines, as in the sublime “Addio del passato”, that combine both fear and fragility….it is indisputable that she is one of the major Violettas today.”
translated from french, original article by Emmanuel Andrieu, concerto.net FRENCH VERSION

Violetta was sung by Joyce El-Khoury, Canadian, young and beautiful, carefree, light and virtuosic at the beginning of the work, quickly inflamed and dramatic…She plays this challenging role, brings us joy and moves us to tears: beautiful voice, clear, powerful, agile, remarkable in its air and in perfect harmony in her duets with Alfredo: a great Violetta.” –translated from french, original article by Pierre Tricou, ODB-Opera.com FRENCH VERSION

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