Former 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 and returned as Papagena in 2012's The Magic Flute. 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 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 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 recent engagements include Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress) with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and her solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall. This season, soprano Sierra makes her debuts at the Seattle Opera as Gilda in Rigoletto and at the Virginia Opera as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, and returns to the Boston Lyric Opera for Rigoletto. She also appears in a performance of the Brahms Requiem in Ann Arbor and will be presented in recital in the Tucson Desert Song Festival and by the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts in New York. She recently made debuts at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples in Rigoletto, the San Francisco Symphony in concerts with Michael Tilson Thomas, and the Glimmerglass Festival in staged performances of the Pergolesi Stabat Mater.