Soprano Nadine Sierra (a 2012 RSMI alum) was featured in the May edition of Vogue alongside other young divas of the Metropolitan Opera. “Her voice is soaring out into the black cave of the theater, filling every inch of it with beauty and heartache, when James Levine, the legendary conductor, stops the orchestra […] and asks his soprano to do it again. ‘But this time I’d like a little more power, a little more emotion,’ ” Vogue observed in a rehearsal of Act III of Mozart’s Idomeneo, four days before opening night. “Sierra’s voice has a warm, coppery tone, and as she sings the aria again, she somehow finds another layer of feeling, producing that elusive more. (In a rave after opening night, the New York Times’s Anthony Tommasini will agree: ‘The soprano Nadine Sierra brought her bright, agile voice to the role [Ilia], singing with expressivity and tenderness.’)” Hear Sierra make her Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut, led by Maestro Levine, in Haydn’s The Creation on August 8, and pick up the May issue of Vogue to read the full article.