Born in Lebanon and raised in Canada, soprano Joyce El-Khoury has performed over 30 leading roles in major opera houses around the world. She has an acclaimed reputation for bringing rarely performed operatic works to life, most recently with Donizetti’s L’Ange de Nisida at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, recorded and released internationally.
Ms. El-Khoury’s 2023/2024 season begins with the Hungarian premiere of Liszt’s Sardanapalo at LisztFest in Budapest. Joyce makes two exciting Veridian role debuts this season, including Elisabetta in Verdi’s Don Carlo in a new production at Opéra de Monte-Carlo followed by her role debut as Amelia in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra at The Finnish National Opera & Ballet. Further on the opera stage this season, Joyce returns to Canada for performances of La Reine Garçon at Opéra de Montréal, as well as to Tokyo for performances of Tosca with The New National Theatre Tokyo. On the concert stage, she will join tenor Jonathan Tetelmann for an Italian Opera Gala with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester in Berlin and will reunite with Serouj Kradijian for a recital in Toronto, inspired by Joyce’s Lebanese heritage. Future seasons include international operatic & concert engagements in Genève, Dallas, Rouen, Paris and Montpellier, among others.