Gwen Delaney

Gwendolyn DeLaney is a mezzo-soprano originally from Boise, Idaho who now calls Kansas City home. She is currently studying with Dr. Aidan Soder at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. An avid proponent of new music and innovative concert experiences, Gwendolyn is thrilled to be a part of this program with No Divide KC and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Recently, Gwendolyn has been seen as the Alto Soloist for Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Missouri Southern State University, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel with Heartland Opera Theater, and Maestro Spinelloccio in Gianni Schicchi with UMKC Opera Theater. She is also an active chorister and performs with Cardinalis and KC VITAs. This summer, she will go to Bay View Music Festival in Michigan to tackle her first Rossini role with Tisbe in La Cenerentola while also covering the title role. When she is not performing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book, playing board games with friends, or spending time with her cat, Bones.