Nadine Sierra: I find that singing de-stresses me

Nadine Sierra: I find that singing de-stresses me


norman lebrecht

April 28, 2018

The all-conquering young American soprano tells its straight to Zsolt Bognar in his latest edition of Living the Classical Life, shown first on Slipped Disc.

Nadine says it’s her Portuguese mother who keeps her grounded.

‘I was always told the truth in a very forceful way… I always text her in the break and ask her, how did I do? And I know she’ll tell me the truth. And when she does tell me, “actually, it was terrible,” it humbles me and I accept the fact that next time I’ll try to be less terrible.’




  • Ben says:

    Women keep showcasing their big cleavage and big breasts in their line of work — are just like flowers putting extra effort to make much more nectar, yet crying out loud to the bees saying #MeToo.

    Nevertheless, the Bill Cosby conviction is poetic justice. Love to see more true victims getting the offenders in jail.

    • Alex Davies says:

      1. This is classic victim blaming/shaming. A woman should be able to wear whatever she likes and not be subjected to sexual harassment or worse.

      2. She wore the bikini for the role of Nanetta in Verdi’s Falstaff at the Berlin State Opera. You’ll have to blame the director, Mario Martone, and costume designer, Ursula Patzak, for that decision.

      3. You may also like to ask why Norman decided that this was the most appropriate photo of Nadine Sierra available to use.

  • Cyril Blair says:

    She is very well-spoken and seems like a delightful person.