Repertorio Español

Saturday Evening, February 10-11, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Meadows Museum at SMU

The Dallas Bach Society
James Richman, Artistic Director

Repertorio Español
Nell Snaidas, Soprano

Yo soy la Locura from Cinquisieme livre (1614)
Henri du Bailly (158?-1637)
Gabrielle Bataille (1575-1639)
(obbligato parts Grant C. Herreid)

Andrea Falconieri (1585-1656)

Quien quiere entrar
El baxel

Recercada Primera sobre tenore Italianos
Recercada Segunda sobre ‘La Spagna’
Recercada Segunda sobre tenore Italianos
Diego Ortiz (1510-1570)

Zarzuela ‘SALIR EL AMOR DEL MUNDO’ (1696)
Eso No Cobarde
Sosieguen, descansen
Sebastián Durón (1660-1716)


Ojos pues me desdeñáis
No sé yo cómo es
Niña como en tus mudanzas
José Marin(1619-1699)

Los Imposibles
Santiago de Murcia

Passapieds viejo y nueba

Codex Martínez Compañón/ Codex Trujillo del Perú  (1781)
Transcribed and arranged by Tom Zajac (1956-2014)
El Palomo
Lanchas Para Baylar

Oygan una Xácarilla
Rafael Castellanos (1725-1791)

Convidando está la noche
Juan García Zéspedes (1619-1778)

About the Artist: 

Grammy-nominated soprano Nell Snaidas has been praised by the New York Times for her “vocally ravishing” performances and “melting passion”. Her voice has also been described as “remarkably pure with glints of rich sensuality” (Vancouver Sun) as well as “powerfully at home in the works of Monteverdi” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Of Uruguayan-American descent, Nell is recognized for her specialization in historical performance practice, in particular the repertoire of Italy, Latin America and Spain. Nell began her career singing leading roles in zarzuelas at New York City’s Repertorio Español and has sung in venues ranging from the Hollywood Bowl to Tanglewood, from Teatro Massimo (Palermo) to the missions of Bolivia. Favorite projects include singing with Los Angeles Philharmonic at Disney Hall, recording the movie-soundtrack of “The Producers” with Mel Brooks in the booth, singing Schubert Lieder with duet partner Daniel Swenberg on 19th century guitar and collaborating with Alicia Keys on the musical arrangement and Italian translation of her song “Superwoman” for Kathleen Battle for the grand finale of the 2008 America Music Awards. Upcoming performances include a return to the Boston Early Music Festival to portay the role of Amore in both L’Incoronazione di Poppea and Il Ritorno di Ulisse both by Claudio Monteverdi.

Renowned as an interpreter of Iberian Early music, Nell has been invited to coach and select repertoire for many leading Early Music Ensembles including The Trinity Wall Street Choir, Piffaro and The Rose Ensemble as well as serve on the faculty of the New York Continuo Collective and at the Madison Early Music Festival, where she will return this summer to make her directorial debut of the baroque zarzuela “La Púrpura de la Rosa”.

Nell has was featured on CBC radio as one of the leading interpreters of Spanish Renaissance/Sephardic song and has recorded for Sony Classical, Sono Luminus, Koch International and Dorian. Recent projects include collaborations as soloist/co-director with: Apollo’s Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra in “Sephardic Journey” (which debuted at #5 on the Classical Billboard chart), The Bishops’s Band “Codex Trujillo del Perú” with Tom Zajac (Trinity Wall St. 12th Night Festival) Bach Collegium San Diego’s program of music from 18th century Latin America. Nell is the co-artistic director of GEMAS, a concert series in NYC devoted to the early music and musicians of the Americas and sponsored by Americas Society and GEMS. Nell is thrilled to reunite with James Richman and the Dallas Bach Society for this concert of music that is so close to her heart.