ELENI MATOS – mezzo soprano
Eleni Matos has received universal acclaim and hailed as a winner in an unprecedented thirty-four (34) of today’s most coveted vocal competitions (more than any classical singer) including the Maria Callas International competition of Greece, the Luciano Pavarotti International competition, and the Queen Elisabeth International competition of Belgium. Most recently, Miss Matos was awarded a career grant from the REC Music Foundation. She has sung throughout the world under the batons of such renowned conductors as Daniel Bareboim, Zubin Mehta and Leonard Slatkin, Neeme Jarvi and Jahjah Ling Murry Sidlin, Bruno Bartoletti and Neal Goren.
Most recently, Miss Matos performed a recital of “the Lost Art Songs of Luise Greger”. She and collaborative pianist Rebecca Wilt were chosen by the Greger family to embark on a recital tour in Germany and America. In addition, she performed the mezzo solos in the multimedia production “The Last Judgement –Verdi’s Requiem” in Opera Festival de Quebec and Beethoven’s 9th symphony with the Quad cities Symphony.
Future performances include Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn, an Artsconverge production by Paolo Micciche with the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, and the New Symphony Orchestra in Sophia Bulgaria conducted by Benjamin Loeb. A benefit concert for the Greek Orthodox Salvatore Kirche in Munich,Germany.
Past orchestral performance include: Beethoven 9th Symphony with Spokane Symphony and The National Chorale at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, The Detroit Symphony; the Verdi Requiem with The National Chorale at Lincoln Center and Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Virtuosi di Prague, Sinfonia di Mexico, Boston Youth Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony and Oregon Symphony, Akron Symphony and Jacksonville Symphony; Frank Martin’s In Terra Pax Washington DC; Alexander Nevsky Florida Orchestra with Jahjah Ling.
Marking her European opera debut, Polish National Opera chose Miss Matos as their Marguerite for the world European premiere of the Achim Freyer co-production with Los Angeles Opera of Berlioz La Damnation de Faust.
Past opera appearances include Paulina in Pique Dame with Opera Grand Rapids, Principessa in Adriana Lecouvreur with Opera Orchestra New York, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Greensboro Opera and /Sarasota Opera, Leonora in La Favorita with Opera Orchestra of New York, Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle with Opera Festival of NJ and Amneris in Aida with Opera de Colombia. Laura in La Gioconda with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Carmen with San Antonio Opera, Akron Symphony, Grant Park festival Orchestra.
Miss Matos television appearance include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Detroit Symphony, Defiant Requiem with conductor and creator, Murry Sidlan and the Oregon Symphony, Verdi Requiem at the Irodeon Greek National Television louli Psichouli conducting, Verdi Requiem Mexican National television Sinfonia di Mexico.
Miss Matos has appeared with Chicago Symphony, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Florida orchestra, I Fiamminnghi, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie, Noordhollands Phillharmonishch Orkest, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Orchestre Royal de Wallonie, and Virtuosi di Praga.
Enriched by her strong Greek-American heritage, she was honored to sing the Verdi Requiem at the foot of Acropolis at Greece’s week-long remembrance of Maria Callas. Miss Matos’ debut recording of Haydn arias can be heard on the ERI label. You can hear her Alice Parker rendition of Come Sunday with Tampa Bay Master Chorale and Florida Orchestra on CD as well as Defiant Requiem on Netflix.