Joyce DiDonato Comes to Her Hometown Stage

Joyce DiDonato and Nicole Cabell perform in "The Capulets & the Montagues." Photo credit: Cory Weaver for San Francisco Opera.
Joyce DiDonato and Nicole Cabell perform in "The Capulets & the Montagues." Photo credit: Cory Weaver for San Francisco Opera.

Singer to perform with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City

Listen to the story here.

From London to New York, famed mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato has performed on some of the world’s biggest stages, but Kansas City holds a special place in her heart.

DiDonato joined Steve Kraske on KCUR-FM’s Up to Date to discuss her latest role with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City.

DiDonato was born in Kansas and educated at Wichita State University and Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts. She won a Grammy in 2012 in the Classical Vocal Solo category. In 2010, DiDonato won the highly-prized Artist of the Year honor at the Gramophone Awards, as well as Recital of the Year award for her album Colbran: Rossini’s Muse. She also collected a German Echo Klassik Award as Female Singer of the Year. She has performed at La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera, with the New York Philharmonic in New York and London, Houston Grand Opera and here with the Kansas City Symphony at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

DiDonato will perform in The Capulets & The Montagues with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City Sept. 21, 25, 27 and 29. For ticket information, visit kcopera.org.

KCUR-FM is a service of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.


  • Recent UMKC News

    Bold Vision, Boundless Reach

    Alumni honored for impact on the broader world The art … Read more

    College Town. City Life.

    UMKC’s weekly arts, sports and culture roundup Every week, the University … Read more

    Small Town, Big Heart

    Devoted to community and family A sense of “giving back” … Read more

    More