Nadine Sierra is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music and 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 the Sandman in Hänsel und Gretel, Beth in Little Women, and Despina in Così fan tutte. In recital, she has appeared at Carnegie Hall under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Foundation, and with Thomas Hampson at the Supreme Court in a program of American song. Currently an Adler Fellow at the San Francisco Opera, she recently appeared on its main stage in The Magic Flute and Heart of a Soldier. Other recent appearances include her debuts at the Florida Grand Opera as Gilda in Rigoletto, at the Boston Lyric Opera as Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at the Palm Beach Opera as Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice, and at the Gotham Chamber Opera in Montsalvatge’s El gato con botas. This season, Ms. Sierra makes her debut at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples as Gilda.
Nadine Sierra won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2009 and the George London Competition in 2010. Her many other awards include second place in the Mirjam Helin International Vocal Competition (2009), first place in the Gerda Lissner International Competition (2010), and first place in the Loren Zachary Competition (2010). She makes her San Francisco Symphony debut at these concerts.