Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung sings in the CPR Performance Studio, accompanied by conductor Andres Cladera on piano.

(Photo: CPR/Brad Turner)

Colorado's Michelle DeYoung is a Grammy-winning singer who performs on the world's most prestigious opera stages. The mezzo-soprano has performed in numerous productions with the Metropolitan Opera in New York and performs with the world’s top orchestras.    

DeYoung recently joined CPR Classical’s Monika Vischer for an hour of music and conversation in the CPR Performance Studio.

The singer talked about the big break that led her to the Met Opera, working with top conductors and why she still calls Colorado home.  

Click the audio link above to hear "Michelle DeYoung in the CPR Performance Studio."

Get a taste of why audiences love her singing by checking out these videos, recorded at CPR with conductor Andres Cladera accompanying her on piano.

"Dein blaues Auge" (“Your Blue Eyes”) by Johannes Brahms:

Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung sings Johannes Brahms' "Your Blue Eyes" accompanied by conductor Andres Cladera on piano. Recorded May 16, 2017, in the CPR Performance Studio.

"Ich bin der Welt" (“I Am of the World”) by Gustav Mahler:

Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung sings Gustav Mahler's "I Am of the World" accompanied by conductor Andres Cladera on piano. Recorded May 16, 2017, in the CPR Performance Studio.

"Von ewiger Liebe" (“Of Eternal Love”) by Brahms:

Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung sings Johannes Brahms' "Of Eternal Love" accompanied by conductor Andres Cladera on piano. Recorded May 16, 2017, in the CPR Performance Studio.

And check out this Spotify playlist of some of the recordings featured in the special:

DeYoung performs at the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder on Thursday and Friday, and at the Aspen Music Festival and School in recital at Harris Concert Hall on July 25.