On June 16, Nadine Sierra joins a star-studded lineup of musicians to celebrate San Francisco Opera’s General Director David Gockley. Alongside luminaries including Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Michael Fabiano, Eric Owens, René Pape, and gala hosts Frederica von Stade and Thomas Hampson, Nadine pays tribute to Gockley and his 45-year career, including ten years at the helm of SFO, before his retirement in July.
Principal Guest Conductor Patrick Summers and guest conductors Jiri Belohlavek and John DeMain lear the evening’s musical offerings, which are followed by a post-performance black-tie dinner.
An alumna of the Adler Fellowship Program at San Francisco Opera, Nadine made her debut with the company in 2011, creating the dual roles of Juliet and Barbara opposite Thomas Hampson in the world premiere of Christopher Theofanidis’s Heart of a Soldier. She’s since returned to the company in roles including Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Musetta in La bohème, and Lucia di Lammermoor.
(Photo: Cory Weaver)