Talking with singers: Joyce El-Khoury

Talking with singers: Joyce El-Khoury

Photo: Fay Fox

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.

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Jenna Simeonov

Jenna Simeonov

Jenna is the editor and co-creator of Schmopera.com. She's also a pianist, vocal coach, and répétiteur, and working with singers is how she fell in love with opera. Her favourite operas include Peter Grimes, Ariadne auf Naxos, Tristan und Isolde, Written on Skin, and Anna Nicole.

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