NADINE SIERRA – soprano
Praised for her vocal beauty, seamless technique, and abundant musicality, Nadine Sierra is being hailed as one of the most promising young talents in opera today, a fixture at many of the top houses around the world.
In the 22/23 season, Sierra is Violetta (La traviata) at Metropolitan Opera and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Gilda (Rigoletto) at Teatro di San Carlo and at the Staatsoper Berlin, Manon at Gran Teatre del Liceu. Moreover, she makes her role debuts as Amina (La sonnambula) and Liù (Turandot) at Teatro Real. On the concert platform, she sings Crumb’s Ancient Voices of Children with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ein deutsches Requiem at the Metropolitan Opera, amongst others.
Ms. Sierra’s recent seasons include appearances at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro alla Scala, Metropolitan Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Paris Opera, Teatro Colón, Staatsoper Berlin under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, La Fenice, San Francisco Opera, Dallas Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Antonio Pappano and she joined Andrea Bocelli in a tour across the States.
Throughout Ms. Sierra’s young career, she has taken home several awards and is the youngest winner to date for both the Marilyn Horne Foundation Vocal Competition and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, as recounted by Nick Romeo in his book Driven: Six Incredible Musical Journeys (2011), a chapter of which is devoted to Sierra’s Grand Finals triumph. She also took home first prizes in numerous other competitions such as the George London Competition. Neue Stimmen with Caballé, and Veronica Dunne International Singing Competitions.
In 2018 Deutsche Grammophon released her solo debut album, ‘There’s a Place for Us,’ followed by her second solo album, Made for Opera, in 2022.
Ms. Sierra fell in love with opera at a young age, after watching a VHS of La bohème, and began voice lessons at the age of six in her home state of Florida. She made her professional debut as a teenager with the Palm Beach Opera and received her bachelor’s degree from Mannes College the New School for Music, after which she went on to participate in the Adler Fellowship Program at the San Francisco Opera, forming a lasting relationship with the company.