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Title - 'There's A Place For Us'
Artist - Nadine Sierra

For those not in the classical know, Nadine Sierra is an American soprano.

Indeed, she is most well known for her interpretation of Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto, and Lucia in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor.

Currently performing in leading roles in the top opera houses around the world, she received the 1st Prize and People's Choice Award 2013 at the Neue Stimmen competition, is the 2017 Richard Tucker Music Foundation Award Winner, and was awarded the Beverly Sills Artists Award in 2018.

Her debut album on the Universal Music Group / Deutsche Grammophon label, There's a Place for Us was released on August 24th, 2018.

Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990)
West Side Story
1. Somewhere (2:53)
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 - 1959)
Bachianas brasileiras No. 5, W. 389
2. 1. Aria (Cantilena) (6:56)
Ricky Ian Gordon (1956 - )
3. Stars (5:57)
Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990)
4. 3. "A Julia de Burgos" (3:45)
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 - 1959)
Floresta do Amazonas, W551
5. 3. Canção de Amor (4:22)
Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990)
6. Take Care of this House (2:54)
Act I
7. Glitter and be gay (6:32)
Ricky Ian Gordon (1956 - )
8. Will there really be a Morning? (5:02)
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 - 1959)
Floresta do Amazonas, W551
9. 4. Melodia Sentimental (3:47)
Christopher Theofanidis (1967 - )
The Cows of Apollo
10. Maria's Aria (6:16)
Stephen Foster (1826 - 1864)
11. Jeannie with the light brown hair (3:21)
Osvaldo Golijov (1960 - )
12. Lúa Descolorida (6:18)
Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
The Rake's Progress
Act 1 / Scene 3
13. "No word from Tom" (8:39)
Nadine Sierra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Robert Spano

As you can see from the wondrous track listing, the album is not only a showcase of her stunning, MET-seasoned vocalism, but also a reflection of America's history as a refuge for all.

In this spirit, the album features music by Leonard Bernstein and emigres Igor Stravinsky and Osvaldo Golijov, as well as songs from Heitor Villa-Lobos in homage to Sierras Portuguese roots.

Offering her sumptuous voice in a range of genres from Brazilian art music to American opera and art song, Sierra reminds us that all music and all people have a place in America.

The album’s title, taken (obviously) from Bernstein’s West Side Story, and what we get therein are 13 wonderful, deliriously beautiful, well crafted odes to a time gone by from Sierra.

“This album was actually inspired by you, each and every one of you," Sierra has stated. "It celebrates the incredible differences in all of us, from every and all walks of life, and how combining those unique qualities can bring us together as human beings."

"That togetherness can accomplish and create anything we allow our world to; no matter what others in power may say at the present moment. Art, music, and culture can act as warriors for these beliefs, support the idea of unity, and break down prejudice barriers currently associated with our world.”

In closing, and for the record (and yes, all pun intended), There's A Place For Us not only marks the soprano’s first solo effort, but the fact she also recently signed a long-term contract with DG and Decca Gold.

'There's A Place for Us' [CD] Official Purchase Link