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Interview: Nadine Sierra In Full Bloom
Soprano Nadine Sierra is having a 2018 to remember. The Florida-born artist, who turned 30 this past May, recently announced her first-ever solo album, is performing at the top theaters on the planet, has been garnering a plethora of accolades, and is set to perform in the opening night gala of the Festival Napa Valley, a leading performing arts organization that has transformed Napa into a cultural destination, showcasing free concerts…
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Nadine Sierra Wins The 2018 Beverly Sills Award
Soprano Nadine Sierra has been named the winner of the 13th annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera. The prize, which is a $50,000 award, the largest of its kind in the United States, is given to extraordinarily gifted singers between the ages of 25 and 40 who have already appeared in featured solo roles at the Met. Established in 2006 in honor of Beverly Sills, the award is…
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Mezzo-Soprano Jamie Barton’s Quartet of Historic Accolades
Jamie Barton is one of the fast-rising stars of the opera world. Born on Oct. 17, 1981, you might already call her an operatic superstar, her performances drawing the most enthusiastic raves from critics the world over. Her showcase at the Met in 2016-17 in Dvorak’s “Rusalka” was continually lauded as “scene-stealing” and she just seems unstoppable. In looking at Barton’s career, you can also see that she is among…
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Your 2017 Beverly Sills Artist Award Winner is Jamie Barton
Jamie Barton is the 2017 winner of the Beverly Sills Artist Award, given to extraordinarily gifted singers between the ages of 25 and 40 who have already appeared in featured solo roles at the Met. Barton made her Met debut in 2009 as the Second Lady in Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte.” She would return in 2013 to take on the role of Adalgisa in “Norma.” That was followed up by a…