Westman and El-Khoury to join Canadian Opera Company’s NEW Traviata production in 15/16 season

Baritone James Westman and Soprano Joyce El-Khoury (both Canadian and both internationally familiar with their roles) will join the cast of the Canadian Opera Company’s new production of La traviata. The production is a co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Houston Grand Opera. For more details and the full cast and creative team, click here.

Here are some quotes highlighting past performances of James Westman as Germont and Joyce El-Khoury as Violetta:

“But perhaps most impressive of all is baritone James Westman as Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s father. He’s a veteran of this role, and the psychological depth he brings to it elevates the production. The emotional journey he takes in the course of a single aria is remarkable to witness.”
-The Salt Lake City Tribune

“Violetta was sung by Joyce El-Khoury, Canadian, young and beautiful, carefree, light and virtuosic at the beginning of the work, quickly inflamed and dramatic…She plays this challenging role, brings us joy and moves us to tears: beautiful voice, clear, powerful, agile, remarkable in its air and in perfect harmony in her duets with Alfredo: a great Violetta.”