VOCE AT PACE to Present Nadine Sierra at Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 2/9

VOCE AT PACE to Present Nadine Sierra at Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 2/9

Rising young soprano Nadine Sierra, will take the stage at the Michael SchimMel Center For the Arts on Sunday, February 9 at 3pm as part of Pace's concert series VOCE AT PACE: RISING OPERA STARS. Rising Opera Stars in Recital is supported by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation in honor of Dr. Agnes Varis. It is curated by Matthew Epstein.

Nadine Sierra will present a program including works by Richard Strauss, Joaquin Rodrigo Vidre, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Samuel Barber She will be accompanied by Canadian pianist Bryan Wagorn and Brasilian born guitarist Joao Kouyoumdjian.

Nadine 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).

This season, Ms. Sierra made her debuts at the Seattle Opera as Gilda in Rigoletto and at the Virginia Opera as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte. Upcoming engagements include a return to the Boston Lyric Opera for Rigoletto, a performance of the Brahms Requiem in Ann Arbor, and recitals at the Tucson Desert Song Festival and at Michael SchimMel Center for the Arts in New York. This summer she makes her debut with The Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Festival, and next season she returns to the San Francisco Opera as Musetta in La bohéme and Countess in Le nozze di Figaro.

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 debuts at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples as Gilda,the San Francisco Symphony in concerts with Michael Tilson Thomas, the Glimmerglass Festival in staged performances of the Pergolesi Stabat Mater, 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.

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