Joyce El-Khoury Replaces Simona Mihai At Covent Garden

Joyce El-Khoury will takeover tonight’s performance of “La boheme” in the role of Musetta.

The Royal Opera announced that “due to scheduling changes, Romanian-born British soprano Simona Mihai will no longer sing the role of Musetta in ‘La bohème’ in the performance on Sept. 19.”

The role will be sung instead by Lebanese-Canadian soprano El-Khoury, who is already scheduled to sing the role on Sept. 23 and Oct. 6, 7 and 10.

As originally scheduled, Simona Mihai will sing the role of Mimì on Sept. 23 and Oct. 6 and 10 and the role of Musetta on Sept. 25 and 29 and Oct. 3.

El-Khoury has previously sung the role of Musetta for Bavarian State Opera, Canadian Opera Company and Dutch National Opera. She made her Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season as Violetta in La traviata. She returns later this Season to sing Sylvia in L’Ange de Nisida in concert.

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FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla.

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