Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato
Wherever she sings, Joyce DiDonato earns rhapsodic reviews. With a voice “nothing less than 24-carat gold,” as proclaimed by the Times of London, she is among the world’s most enchanting performers and the winner of many honors, including most recently a 2012 Grammy in the Classical Vocal Solo category for her album Diva Divo. Born in Kansas City, the sixth of seven children in a close-knit Irish-American family, DiDonato soared to international prominence with appearances on the world’s major opera stages. She began the 2011 season as Sister Helen in Dead Man Walking at Houston Grand Opera and end it at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in January in Vivaldi’s The Enchanted Island with Placido Domingo.