Nell Snaidas

Soprano

Nell Snaidas has been praised by the New York Times for her “beautiful soprano voice, melting passion” and “vocally ravishing” performances. Her voice has also been described as “remarkably pure with glints of rich sensuality” (Vancouver Sun); and she has been called “a model of luminous timbre and emotional intensity” (Cleveland Plain Dealer).

American-Uruguayan soprano Nell Snaidas began her career singing leading roles in zarzuelas at New York City’s Repertorio Español.

Specialization in Latin American and Spanish Baroque music has taken her all over Europe, North and Latin America. She has been invited to join many leading Early Music ensembles in the capacity of soloist, guitarist, and Iberian/New World language and repertoire consultant. These groups include Apollo’s Fire, The Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Ex Umbris, Ensemble Viscera, El Mundo, Chatham Baroque and at Music Festivals from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Italy, to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. She has recorded for Sony Classical, Koch, Naxos and Dorian (for whom she served as language coach and soloist on 3 Spanish/New World Baroque cds). Her latest cd as a featured soloist with El Mundo in this same repertoire has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Small Ensemble category.

Nell is the co-artistic director of GEMAS: Early Music of the Americas, a concert series in New York City devoted to presenting the finest early music repertoire and artists Latin America and Canada. Highly sought out for concert curations, her award-winning programs have been called, “revelatory” (BBC Music Magazine) “innovative and brilliant” (Cool Cleveland) and having the effect of “painting a vivid portrait of secular and sacred everyday life” (Chicago Tribune. The next performance of one of her programs will be given by the San Francisco Girls Chorus in a concert created for them of music inspired by the writings of famed  17th c. Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz called, “Daring Sisters”.
More information can be found at www.gemsny.org/gemas
Nell Snaidas Soprano

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