Joyce El-Khoury makes extraordinary debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden

What a night last night the Royal Opera House! The reviews are flowing in and the consensus is that Joyce made a stunning debut:

“…from her first soliloquy to her final aria as she laments her fate, she commands the stage with radiant authority. Her pianissimi are exquisite, her coloratura is bold, fearless and flawless, and the expressiveness of her sound grips the heart.” -The Independent

“Few sopranos, meanwhile, have conveyed Violetta’s misery with such immediacy as El-Khoury, and it’s difficult to get through both the second act party scene and the final act without tears.” – The Guardian

“El-Khoury’s is a voice worth waiting for” – The Arts Desk

“El-Khoury’s syrupy timbre is most appealing and her stage presence very attractive.” – The Telegraph

“Richard Eyre’s venerable production has been graced by some of the great singers of our time, from Angela Georghiu to Renée Fleming, and with her brightly expressive timbre and powerful upper register El-Khoury shines with the best.” – WhatsOnStage

photo credit: Tristram Kenton / Royal Opera House Covent Garden