The winner of this year's Richard Tucker Prize has been announced, and it is Nadine Sierra. She and I have a history. In 2010 at the Merola Finale she was the only one I praised. In 2012 I reviewed her Schwabacher Debut Recital and said, "She is strong in the thing that for me counts most: expression." I also praised her technique and her facility with languages. I've seen her live in San Francisco in Le Nozze di Figaro and Lucia di Lammermoor. Summary: she's a wonderful young singer we can enjoy for a long time. Congratulations.
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