Born in Lebanon and brought up in Canada, Ms. El-Khoury earned her Bachelor of Music at the University of Ottawa. She received her Artist Diploma from the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, and is a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. She is a First Prize winner in many competitions including: the Loren L. Zachary Competition, the Opera Index Competition, the George London Foundation, and the Mario Lanza Vocal Competition. She has sung the role of Violetta for Welsh National Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Dutch National Opera, Savonlinna Opera Festival and Canadian Opera Company, Maria Stuarda for Seattle Opera and Musetta (La bohème) for Bavarian State Opera, Canadian Opera Company and Dutch National Opera. Her concert engagements include Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and Lorin Maazel, the title role in Rusalka at the Amsterdam Concergebouw with James Gaffigan, Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Orchestre de Paris and Jésus López Cobo and a gala concert with Juan Diego Flórez at the Beiteddine Festival. Joyce has recorded two Donizetti operas with Opera Rara – Belisario and Les Martyrs both conducted by Sir Mark Elder.