Second-year Adler Fellow Nadine Sierra made her San Francisco Opera debut in 2011 creating the roles of Juliet and Barbara in the world premiere of Heart of a Soldier. She is an alumna of the 2010 Merola Opera Program, where she was heard as Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore. Winner of the 2009 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Sierra’s other recent awards include first prize of the George London Competition (2010), the Gerda Lissner International Competition (2010), the Loren Zachary Competition (2010) and the Stella Maris Competition (2011), as well as second prize in the Mirjam Helin International Vocal Competition (2009). Sierra recently appeared as Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) with Boston Lyric Opera, Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) with Palm Beach Opera, and Gilda (Rigoletto) with Florida Grand Opera. Her other 2011–12 engagements include Anne Truelove (The Rake’s Progress) with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and her solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall.