This season, soprano Nadine Sierra makes her debuts at the Seattle Opera as Gilda in Rigoletto, at the Israeli Opera as Musetta in La Bohème, at the Virginia Opera and at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, and returns to the Boston Lyric Opera for Rigoletto. She also appears in a performance of the Brahms Requiem in Ann Arbor and will be presented in recital in the Tucson Desert Song Festival and by the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts in New York. She recently made debuts at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples in Rigoletto, the San Francisco Symphony in concerts with Michael Tilson Thomas, and the Glimmerglass Festival in staged performances of the Pergolesi Stabat Mater.
A graduate of the Adler Fellowship program at the San Francisco Opera, she appeared on the San Francisco Opera's main stage in The Magic Flute and Heart of a Soldier. Other recent engagements have included her debuts at the Florida Grand Opera as Gilda and the Boston Lyric Opera as Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; the title role in Orfeo ed Euridice at the Palm Beach Opera, and the critically acclaimed production of Montsalvatge’s El gato con botas at the Gotham Chamber Opera.
A graduate of the Mannes College of Music, Ms. Sierra is an alumnus of the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program, where she appeared as Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore. Ms. Sierra has also participated in the Palm Beach Opera’s Young Artists Program, the International Vocal Arts Institute, and The Music Academy of the West. Her roles have included Sandman in Hänsel und Gretel, Beth in Little Women, and Despina in Cosí Fan Tutte. In recital she has been presented in New York City by Carnegie Hall, the Marilyn Horne Foundation, and with Thomas Hampson at the Supreme Court in a program of American song.
Ms. Sierra was recently named 1st Prize Winner of both the 2013 Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition and the 2013 Montserrat Caballé International Singing Competition. Her many other awards include winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (2009), 1st Prize winner of the 2013 Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition in Ireland, second place in the Mirjam Helin International Vocal Competition (2009), a winner of the George London Competition (2010), first place in the Gerda Lissner International Competition (2010), and first place in the Loren Zachary Competition (2010).