Former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow Nadine Sierra made her Company debut in 2011 creating the roles of Juliet and Barbara in the world premiere of Heart of a Soldier and returned as Papagena in The Magic Flute (2012) and Musetta (La Bohème). She is an alumna of the 2010 Merola Opera Program, where she was heard as Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore. The youngest winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Sierra has appeared as Gilda (Rigoletto) with the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Florida Grand Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, and Seattle Opera; Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) at Virginia Opera and Cagliari’s Teatro Lirico; and Musetta at Tel Aviv’s Israeli Opera. Her engagements in the current season include Gilda with Atlanta Opera, Norina (Don Pasquale) in Valencia, and a return to the Company next summer as Countess Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) as well as concerts in Poland, Cleveland, and Berlin. She holds first prizes from the George London, Gerda Lissner, Neue Stimmen, And Marilyn Horne Foundation Competitions and is a recipient of the Richard Tucker Music Foundation’s Study and Career Grant.