Nadine Sierra misses out on London debut

Nadine Sierra misses out on London debut


norman lebrecht

August 25, 2017

The US soprano was due to open the Covent Garden season in Richard Jones’s new production of La Bohème, but she has cried off.

Her replacements are, if anything, more interesting.

One is the Lebanese-Canadian Joyce El-Khouri (pictured) who is rising faster than Icarus. The remaining dates will be covered by the Romanian-born British soprano Simona Mihai.

The rest of the cast includes Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecień.




  • Ungeheuer says:

    If El-Khouri is rising faster than Icarus she better look out for she might fly too close to the sun.

  • Nik says:

    Sierra was supposed to sing Musetta, not Mimi.
    It looks like Mihai will take over from her as Musetta in the first cast, and then El-Khouri will sing Musetta in the second cast when Mihai (as planned) takes over from Car as Mimi.

  • Basia Jaworski says:

    Joyce El-Khoury can sing (and did sing!) both of them: Mimi ánd Musetta!

    She is such a great artist and such a lovely person!
    I had the pleasure to interview her three years ago