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Nadine Sierra

Nadine Sierra (born May 14, 1988) is an American operatic soprano. On February 21, 2009, she won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions ... More »Nadine Sierra (born May 14, 1988) is an American operatic soprano. On February 21, 2009, she won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Finals in New York. A native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, she trained at The Mannes College of Music and Marilyn Horne's Music Academy of the West, where she was the youngest person ever to receive the Marilyn Horne Foundation Award. She became a Young Artist with the Palm Beach Opera when she was 14 and made her operatic debut there two years later as the Sandman in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. She also appeared on the National Public Radio program From the Top when she was 15 performing "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi. She was invited back to From the Top in 2010, a show taped in Burlington, Vermont, with commentary by Marilyn Horne. She appeared at the United States Supreme Court Building in May 2009 where she sang solo and with Thomas Hampson in the Justices Chambers. In 2009 she competed in Helsinki, Finland, in the... [ Wikipedia ]

S.F. Opera expands season, including 5.5-hour epic

LA BOHÈME (Giacomo Puccini) - Sonya Yoncheva/Leah Crocetto, Nadine Sierra/Ellie Dehn, Michael Fabiano/Giorgio Berrugi, Alexey Markov/Brian Mulligan, Christian Van Horn, Philippe Sly, Dale Travis; Giuseppe Finzi, conductor; John Caird, director; David Farley, production designer; Ian ...

Finding True Love: Helping Your Kid Choose The Right Instrument : Deceptive Cadence : NPR

Occasionally, the sheer oddity of an instrument proves beguiling. Bassoonist Sarah Abraham, who's now 20, had never heard or seen her instrument until she was 13 — just three years before she appeared on From the Top. "I found it weird and complex," she recalls. "I remember it was about my ...

Rigoletto, Seattle Opera, Seattle – review

Nadine Sierra sings most of Gilda’s ascending phrases exquisitely. Andrea Silvestrelli booms deeply as Sparafucile. Unfortunately, Marco Vratogna as Rigoletto – here a bar-room flunky rather than a court jester – defines his daunting vocal challenge in terms of yell-canto. Riccardo ...

December concerts in review: of student-like recitals, opera, and concertmasters in the spotlight

And speaking of opera, Grace Jean generally enjoyed the Virginia Opera’s updated, English-language version of “The Magic Flute,” with Nadine Sierra as Pamina. Heather Buck as the Queen of the Night in the Virginia Opera's production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute," which our critic Grace ...

Virginia Opera’s whimsical but faithful ‘Magic Flute’

In her company debut, Nadine Sierra played Pamina with earnest expression and depth of character. With her fluid soprano ringing in the hall at all dynamic levels, she sculpted her arias in beautiful phrases, and the orchestra — comprising Virginia Symphony members conducted by Mark ...

Boston Lyric Opera celebrates ‘Rigoletto’

Revelers included Lawrence St. Clair, co-chair of the BLO board of overseers; the brawny baritone Michael Mayes (second from left), who sang the title role; sponsors Alan Dynner (right) and Lisa Greiner (left); and soprano Nadine Sierra, who sang Gilda. Your article has been sent. This ...

The 2012 Adler Fellows In Concert – Friday Night, 11/30, at the Herbst Theatre

The Future is Now features sopranos Nadine Sierra (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), Marina Harris (Los Angeles, California); mezzo-sopranos Laura Krumm (Iowa City, Iowa) and Renée Rapier (Marion, Iowa); tenor Brian Jagde (Piermont, New York); baritones Ao Li (Shandong, China) and Joo Won Kang ...

San Francisco Opera announces performers for ‘Opera in the Park’

... and Željko Lučić from the cast of Verdi’s Rigoletto; Nicole Cabell, Saimir Pirgu and Eric Owens from the cast of Bellini’s The Capulets and the Montagues; Brian Jagde from the cast of Puccini’s Tosca; and current Adler Fellows Marina Harris, Nadine Sierra, Laura Krumm and Joo Won Kang...

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Leah Crocetto review: A major star

Of the five current Adler Fellows who filled out the program, pride of place goes to soprano Nadine Sierra, who wowed the audience with a crystalline, vivacious rendition of "Ah, je veux vivre" from Gounod's "Roméo et Juliette. " There were strong contributions as well from ...

Eye from the Aisle: Colorful Cartoon “Magic Flute” at San Francisco Opera

The acting is broad and sometimes slapstick, and Papageno (Nathan Gunn) and his new girlfriend Papagena (Nadine Sierra) give particularly joyful and animated performances. The “Three Ladies” (Melody Moore, Lauren McNeese, Renee Tatum) who rescue Tamino from the Snake are a pleasure to ...

Seattle’s Metropolitan Opera auditions get a makeover

The annual Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, usually a one-day affair in Seattle for singers from the West, are getting a makeover: The auditions are surrounded by an “Opera Weekend,” featuring a chance to hear Met star Angela Meade. Melvyn Poll is the new chairman of the ...

A Fascist-era ‘Rigoletto’ returning to Seattle Opera

... production” that “works admirably, with a flamboyant theatricality and solid musical value.” Brovsky says little has changed in the show, apart from the singers — which in the gold cast includes Marco Vratogna in the title role, Nadine Sierra as Gilda, and Francesco Demuro as the Duke of Mantua...

Virginia Opera's 'Magic Flute' a delight at GMU

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Young opera singers: Who will sing Aida?

Nadine Sierra, a 25-year-old soprano, describes being offered Mimi, the female lead in "La Boheme", two years ago. "The casting director told me, 'Trust me, I've been in this business for a long time, I know you can do it'," she recalls. While flattered, she turned down the offer. This ...

‘Anna in the Tropics’ gets Havana run

Fort Lauderdale native Nadine Sierra shared first prize at the prestigious Neue Stimmen (New Voices) competition in Gütersloh, Germany, a televised event that bills itself as the world’s largest classical vocal competition. The fast-rising soprano split the top award last weekend with ...

Seattle Opera’s ‘Rigoletto’ a triumph of singing, acting, playing

Nadine Sierra proved an appealing, vulnerable Gilda with the ability to float a lovely coloratura line (even while lying on the stage). The Duke, Francesco Demuro, turned in a beautifully finished performance; his voice has risen steadily in power and finesse since his Seattle debut in a ...

Soprano sister act rises above the fluff

Here was Nadine Sierra, the young soprano from Fort Lauderdale who has won acclaim in leading roles at Florida Grand Opera, Boston Lyric Opera and Palm Beach Opera. And appearing with her Sunday in a concert of show tunes and arias was her younger sister, Melanie, a university ...

Sue Gilmore: Adler Fellows go all out for a year-ending Gala celebration in San Francisco's Herbst T...

He is scheduled to open the gala concert in a duet from Massenet's "Manon" with soprano and second-year Adlerite Nadine Sierra, a 2009 winner of the New York Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions who has a string of other first-prize competition wins and a Carnegie Hall solo ...

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2014-15 seasons for Arsht Center, Cleveland Orchestra announced

Soloists are baritone Stephen Powell, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and soprano Nadine Sierra, a fast-rising Fort Lauderdale native. Conductor Keith Lockhart and the BBC Orchestra will close the Arsht series on April 15. The program will include the Wasps Overture by Vaughan ...

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