Emmy and Grammy winner, Denyce Graves, a celebrated American mezzo-soprano, has performed at major opera houses and concert halls worldwide for more than 30 years. She has recorded with top labels, appeared on national television, won awards and competitions, and premiered new works. Her signature roles include Carmen and Dalila, and she has been praised for her voice, stage presence and versatility.
Graves is also a sought-after teacher and advocate for the arts. Cementing her legacy, Denyce’s portrait is in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
With her eye on the future, Graves founded The Denyce Graves Foundation in 2021 to support up-and-coming singers and honor opera’s legacy.