Nell Snaidas

Nell has been praised by the New York Times for her “beautiful soprano voice, melting passion” and “vocally ravishing” performances. Of Uruguayan-American descent, Nell began her career singing leading roles in zarzuelas at New York City’s Repertorio Español. Operatic performances include her European debut in Alessandro Scarlatti’s Gli Equivoci nel Sembiante at the Teatro Garibaldi in Palermo, Sicily as well as creating the role “Princess Olga” in the world-premiere of the Boston Early Music Festival’s production of Matheson’s opera Boris Goudenow in Boston and Tanglewood and Valletto in “L’Incoronazione di Poppea with Festival Vancouver. Favorite projects include a North American tour of Roman Cantatas with lutenist Paul O’Dette/Tragicomedia and singing with Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. Nell has recorded for Sony Classical, Dorian, Koch and Naxos and was featured on CBC radio as one of the leading interpreters of Spanish Renaissance and Sephardic song. Her most recent cd of the music of Colonial Spain was nominated for a Grammy in 2012. This season Nell was named co-artistic director of GEMAS, a new series in NYC devoted to the Early Music of the Americas, sponsored by GEMS and the Americas Society. Nell was recently elected a board member of Early Music America.
  • Soprano