Having made a string of successful debuts at the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Paris Opera, and Berlin State Opera, Nadine Sierra is quickly on her way to becoming a fixture at many of the world’s top houses.
Sierra made her professional debut as a teenager with the Palm Beach Opera and received her first national exposure at age fifteen, singing Puccini’s “O mio babbino caro” on NPR’s From the Top. After graduating from Mannes College of Music, Sierra entered the San Francisco Opera Adler Fellowship Program, where she made her company debut in 2011, creating the dual roles of Juliet and Barbara in the premiere production of Christopher Theofanidis’s Heart of a Soldier. Appearances soon followed with Boston Lyric Opera, Atlanta Opera, Seattle Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera Festival, Israeli Opera, and Teatro Lirico di Cagliari.
In 2007 and 2009, Sierra became the youngest winner of both the Marilyn Horne Foundation Vocal Competition and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In 2010, she won first prize at the George London Competition, Gerda Lissner Foundation International Competition, and Loren L. Zachary Society Vocal Competition and was a recipient of a Richard Tucker Music Foundation Study Grant. In 2013, she placed first at the Neue Stimmen, Caballé, and Dunne International Singing Competitions and won a Richard Tucker Music Foundation Career Grant.
Sierra has been featured in Vogue, Nylon, Bon Appétit, Opera News, and Elle, as well as on the cover of Classical Singer. She records exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music.