Label: Opera Rara
Opera Canada reviewed vol. 58 #3
“It’s easy to see why Joyce El-Khoury would be drawn to this repertoire. It fits her very beautiful and agile voice perfectly. She has all the bases covered as she amply demonstrates in this recording.” —John Gilks
Born in Lebanon and raised in Canada, Joyce El-Khoury studied in Ottawa and Philadelphia before graduating from the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Today she is one of the brightest young stars in the opera world, recently receiving universal acclaim for her landmark performance of Violetta in La Traviata at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Écho features music associated with the great 19th Century soprano Julie Dorus-Gras, including arias by Berlioz, Donizetti, Meyerbeer and Weber and features a duet with her co-star from Opera Rara's award-winning recording of Les Martyrs, Michael Spyres.