Talking with singers: Joyce El-Khoury Photo: Fay Fox

Talking with singers: Joyce El-Khoury

Jenna Simeonov

Canadian soprano Joyce El-Khoury is the perfect person to ask about Violetta Valéry, the heroine of Verdi’s beloved La traviata. She has sung the role in over twelve productions, including at De Nederlandse Opera, Welsh National Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, and currently with the Royal Opera Covent Garden.

We met Joyce between performances in Toronto to talk about the role she knows so well, and what’s good about the Canadian opera scene. For details and ticket info for the COC’s La traviata, follow the box office links below.

Related Content



Unlike other sites, we're keeping Schmopera ad-free. We want to keep our site clean and our opinions our own. Support us for as little as $1.00 per month.