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 Bareboim, Zubin Mehta, Jahja Ling, Neeme Jarvi, and Constantine Orbelian. Miss Matos appears in the film and PBS special, Defiant Requiem with Murry Sidlin.
Most recently, she performed The Mezzo solos in Paolo Micciche’s Artsconverge production The Last Judgement, Verdi’ Requiem in Yerevan, Armenia under the baton of Constantine Orbelian. She performed Verdi’s Requiem under the baton of Massimiliano Murrali in Sardinia, and Beethoven’s Ah perfido in Sofia, Bulgaria and Lviv, Ukraine under the baton of Benjamin Loeb. In August, Miss Matos appeared in the 3rd International Women in Music festival with collaborative pianist Rebecca Wilt in the Lost Art songs of Luise Greger. Last season saw Miss Matos perform Des Knabem Wunderhorn with the New Symphony Orchestra in Sofia,Bulgaria and with Hollywood Chamber Orchestra with Benjamin Loeb conducting. Roles sung by Miss Matos include the title role of Carmen, Margeruite Berlioz La Damnation de Faust, Paulina Pique Dame, Leonora La Favorita, Amneris Aida,Laura La Gioconda,Judith Bluebeard’s Castle,Principessa in Adriana Lecouvreur with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Polish National Opera, Opera festival New Jersey, Opera Orchestra New York. Orchestral works include Beethoven’s Ah Perfido, Alexander Nevsky, Mahler 2nd Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Verdi Requiem, Frank Martin’s In Terra Pax Beethoven 9th, Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos, Bach b minor mass with Virtuosi di Prague, Detroit Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
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 the Tampa Bay Master Chorale and Florida Orchestra on CD.
Upcoming performances include Verdi’s requiem, recital concert and recording of Luise Greger, and the tile role of Niobe by Giovanni Pacini.