All in blue and bare of accompaniment, the mezzo from Kansas City gave her all in Game 7 of the World Series.
But no sooner had she finished singing than she hit the dirt. Here’s AP:
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (AP) — Oops, another national anthem stumble at the World Series.
Opera star Joyce DiDonato did just fine singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Game 7 Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Then, as the longtime Royals fan from Kansas was walking off the field, she tripped in the batter’s box and managed to catch herself. But after regaining her balance, the Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano took another step or two and fell to the dirt, as dramatically as she might on the stages of the world’s greatest opera houses.
The 45-year-old DiDonato laughed at her misstep and the Kansas City crowd cheered her effort.
Was she fazed? Heck, no. This is a gal from Kansas who once sang half a Covent Garden opera with a broken leg.