L’Opéra de Montréal and the Arab World Festival of Montreal present


Piano: Laurent Philippe

In partnership with the Opéra de Montréal, the FMA (Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal) presents an outstanding event with one of the most sought-after sopranos in the world of opera, Joyce El-Khoury, delivering an original repertory blending operatic singing and Middle Eastern music.

Born in Lebanon and settling in Canada as a child, Joyce El-Khoury has been to the great music schools of America and to the world’s most prestigious opera houses, offering the most demanding of lyrical flights with a Mediterranean temperament accentuated by the scents of her native Levant.

Joyce El-Khoury, credited with miraculous attributes by critics and opera buffs, has been nominated at the International Opera Awards and is experiencing a meteoric rise that already puts her among the greats. Accompanied by her faithful collaborator, the eminent pianist Laurent Philippe, she is a vocal painting portending a tragic chiaroscuro, with European lyric art and Middle Eastern music mutually conveying their synthesized cultural impulses. More than a century of musical history will be covered, from Ravel’s Scheherazade to Bizet’s Carmen, from Béchara El Khoury to Fauré, featuring an Orient that is dreamed about and imagined elsewhere.

For information and tickets: www.placedesarts.com  514-842-2112 or 1-866-842-2112


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