Rising star Cuban-American mezzo-soprano Emily Sierra is currently studying at The Julliard School, and was most recently a grand finals winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions being awarded the Noreen Zimmerman Award and was finalist of the Premiere Opera + NYIOP Vocal competition. Aside from her studies, the 2020/21 season will see her join the prestigious Vocal Residency of the Académie du Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, alongside performances in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz in conjunction with the renowned Internationale Meistersinger Akademie summer programme of 2021.
Operatic highlights include her debut with English National Opera in the Theatre Royal Stratford East production as a Gossip in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde. On the concert platform, Sierra has performed as alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall, and Cloride in Handel’s Parnasso in festa at Wigmore Hall with the London Handel Festival. She has also appeared at Boston’s Symphony Hall and Curtiss Hall in Chicago.
Sierra has studied internationally including the Sherrill Milnes VOICE Program in Georgia, and Si Parla Si Canta in Italy. She is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music having obtained her Bachelor's degree, where she was recipient of the 2019 President’s Award.