Opera for the Teenage Brain

Richard Tucker Award-winning soprano Nadine Sierra
Coloratura soprano Nadine Sierra

An Interview with Nadine Sierra

When Nadine Sierra makes her Metropolitan Opera debut in the winter of 2015, she can tap into real life for this character. According to the 27-year-old soprano, composer Giuseppe Verdi “nailed it” in his portrayal of the 16-year-old daughter of Rigoletto. In fact, Ms. Sierra would argue that her character, and the famous aria “Caro nome,” are perfect for high school kids: