Eleni Matos (2016, 2017, 2018)
Miss 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 Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation. Miss Matos has sung throughout the world under the batons of such renowned conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta and Leonard Slatkin. Miss Matos has performed the Verdi Requiem on live TV both in Mexico and Greek National television and has performed the “Defiant Requiem” version under the baton of Murry Sidlin broadcast on PBS and available on Netflix. 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. She can also be heard in the Alice Parker rendition of “Come Sunday” with the Tampa Bay Master Chorale and Florida Orchestra. Most recently she performed the mezzo solos in “The Last Judgement,Verdi’s Requiem”, a multimedia production by Paolo Miccichè staged at the Festival de Quebec in Canada and in Yerevan, Armenia with Constantine Orbelian. Recent engagements include Beethoven’s Symphony #9 with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, and various arias with both the New Symphony Orchestra (Sofia) and the Lviv Philharmonic. She is currently preparing a revival of Pacini’s Niobe and a multi-CD recording of the songs of Luise Greger with pianist Rebecca Wilt.