Introducing Nadine Sierra: The Carnegie Hall Debut
At the early age of 23, Nadine Sierra is already an experienced performer. She entered the Palm Beach Opera Young Artist Program at 14, and by 19 received a rave review from The New York Times for a performance that exuded “elegance and confidence.” Currently an Adler Fellow at the San Francisco Opera, this season she also makes her Carnegie Hall debut.
One of Nadine's first big breaks was her appearance on NPR's From the Top at the age of 15. Already a member of the Palm Beach Opera Company, Nadine sang Puccini's "O, Mio Babbino Caro." Nadine went on to become the youngest soprano ever to win the the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Here, she relives the experience and reveals how she was inspired to become and opera singer and the role that Marylin Horne played in her career development.