Soprano Joyce El-Khoury tells how she became a Met Opera Rising Star

Featured in in advance of her concert performance at the New Jersey Performance Arts Center.

Joyce El-Khoury is the very picture of a successful, confident, glamorous opera star—so much that it is almost impossible to imagine her ever being bullied.

But the fast-rising, raven-haired soprano, who has appeared everywhere from the Metropolitan Opera to the Dutch National Theatre and London’s Barbican Hall, says that’s exactly what happened throughout her younger years at a string of Ottawa high schools after her family emigrated from Lebanon when she was six.

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