Thursday, June 23, 2011

Florida Grand Opera Announces Nadine Sierra For 2011-12

La Sierra in Louboutins
(Photo: Kenneth Edwards)
"Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is proud to announce West-Palm-based soprano Nadine Sierra’s debut with the company in Rigoletto’s leading female role as Gilda next season. 'It has always been an important part of FGO’s mission to foster and further young talent in South Florida. We have a long and proud history of showcasing promising artists at the dawn of their careers and it is our honor to do so once again with such a fresh, yet refined voice as Nadine Sierra,' said Bob Heuer, FGO’s general director and CEO. The rising 23-year-old soprano debuted with Boston Lyric Opera last season in what the Boston Globe called 'a beguiling Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She later returned to Palm Beach Opera as Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice with 'a bright, weighted instrument [bringing] effortless personality to the stage...' according to South Florida Classical Review. Closing the Sunday Afternoons of Music Series this past June, Sierra performed a recital at the University of Miami’s Gusman Hall, which yielded repeated standing ovations. South Florida Classical Review described her performance as a 'creamy soprano voice...gleamed and weighted, rich and full through its range, used with an agility and theatrical sensibility that brought arias to life.' It was at this recital that she announced her upcoming debut at La Scala in Milan, Italy, as Nanetta in Verdi’s Falstaff, realizing a life-long dream that began at the age of 10 with a VHS recording of the Metropolitan Opera’s Madame Butterfly." [Source]

See more photos of Nadine Sierra's fashion photo shoot with Uptempo magazine after the jump.

1 comment:

  1. It's amazing how Heuer can take credit for show casing new talent. He had the opportunity to book Sierra last year -- but didn't have the talent to recognize her talent until everyone else did.