"As Lauretta, Joyce El-Khoury used her creamy soprano charmingly thoughout and gave a fine account of "O mio babbino caro," her phrasing conversational and affecting."
- Opera News
"Joyce El-Khoury, as his daugher Lauretta, was also excellent. She managed to give a completely convincing performance of "O mio babbino caro," the most famous tune of the night, simultaneously wrapping her father around her finger, giving her finance, Rinuccio, an empatic thumbs-up behind her back, and floating out the gorgeous tune with aplomb."
- Washington Post
"Joyce El-Khoury showed promise as Schicchi's daughter, so one was happy to encounter her again, replacing an ill colleague in the title role of Suor Angelica (performed last, in a departure from normal practice).... El-Khoury's textured soprano serves the music beautifully..."
- Financial Times
"While the Requiem is primarily a choral performance, the Vesparae provided the perfect showcase for the talents of the four soloists, especially Ottawa native Joyce El-Khoury. During several of the movement, the gifted soprano exchanged verses effortlessly with Ledoux, but it was on her own that she provided some of the most mesmerizing moments of the evening. Her closing of Laudate Dominum literally gave me goosebumps, especially her final "Amen" which provided the perfect exclamation point to an unforgettable evening."