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Nadine Sierra, the new face of opera

American soprano Nadine Sierra has been tipped as the new face of opera after stealing the spotlight at the world's top opera houses and in the pages of Vogue. At just 29, she's already had her curtain call at the Met, La Scala, Berlin and Paris State Operas.

She’s breathing new life into the Paris opera season, starring in Cavalli's "Elio-gabalo" and Mozart's "The Magic Flute". Following her breakout Met debut as Gilda in "Rigoletto", Nadine Sierra joins us on Encore to talk about reprising the role in Paris.

By Mariam SAAB

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2017-07-28 culture

France's iconic Chateau de Chambord gets a makeover

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2017-07-27 culture

Actress Helen Mirren on TV honours and tackling sexism

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2017-07-26 culture

Film show: 'Valerian', 'A Violent Life' and 'Belle de Jour'

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2017-07-25 culture

Rock icons Midnight Oil on politics, passion and their long-awaited comeback

In a French TV exclusive, Richelle Harrison Plesse sat down with Australian rock legends Midnight Oil, who’ve returned to the spotlight after a 15-year hiatus. The band - famous...

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2017-07-24 culture

Music show: Blues legend Lucky Peterson & Lollapalooza Paris

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