23/24 Season Artist
Nell Snaidas is an American-Uruguayan GRAMMY-NOMINATED soprano, whose specialization in the Early Music of Latin America and Spain, and Historical Gesture, has led her to perform, curate and direct throughout the Americas and Europe. Her productions of the first opera ever performed in the Americas, La Púrpura de la Rosa by Tomás Torrejón y Velazco (1701, Peru) have been seen at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Jacobs School of Music-Indiana University, and in Denver with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, where she served as both stage and music director. Last season she directed and choreographed both Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice” at NYU’s prestigious Steinhardt School of the Arts, and Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” at Queens College: Aaron Copeland School of Music. As a performer, she has been a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, created the role of Princess Olga in Mattheson’s “Boris Goudenow” (1701) with the Boston Early Music Festival at Tanglewood and starred internationally as Christine in “The Phantom of the Opera.” Recent appearances include singing at Carnegie recital hall with the group El Mundo, Richard Savino director, in a program of baroque music from the archives of the Guatemala Cathedral, and international performances as soprano soloist in the first all-Spanish translation of Handel’s “Mesías: Messiah for a New World” with Bach Collegium San Diego. In addition to her busy performing career, Nell is highly sought after for her concert curations. Her award-winning programs have been called “revelatory” (BBC Music Magazine) and “innovative and brilliant” (Cool Cleveland). Nell is also the co-Artistic Director of GEMAS: Early Music of the Americas. This concert series in NYC, devoted to the Early Music and performers of Latin America and Canada, is a project of the Americas Society and GEMS (The Gotham Early Music Scene).