Grammy Award-winning opera singer and Kansas City native Joyce DiDonato is so popular among Royals fans that one fan launched a Change.org petition t
imploring the Royals to ask her to sing the national anthem before a World Series game.
The public support for DiDonato worked. The Royals tasked the 45-year-old DiDonato with singing the anthem before one of the biggest games in franchise history when the Royals host the Giants in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Here's a look at some photos of DiDonato via Getty Images.