Portuguese soprano Elisabete Matos has sung on the stage of major opera houses and with major symphonies across the globe. Recently, she debuted Isolde (Tristan und Isolde) at Campoamor de Oviedo, made her debuts in Vienna as Abigaille (Nabucco) and at Los Angeles Opera as Senta (The Flying Dutchman), conducted by James Conlon. After her huge success as Minnie (Fanciulla del West) at the Metropolitan Opera House, she returned for Nabucco’s Abigaille and will be back in December 2013 for the title role in Tosca. Next engagements also include Rienzi (Irene) at Liceu de Barcelona (a role that she debuted at New York), Turandot in Chile, Berlin and Capitole de Toulouse, and her debut as Salome at Palma de Mallorca. Ms. Matos is also a frequent guest of various concert halls. Her concert repertory ranges from Bach to contemporary music, including Lieder and
symphony. She was recently invited to perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Cagliari (conducted by Lorin Maazel) and Madrid (conducted by López Cobos), Manuel de Falla’s El Sombrero de Tres Picos with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Baremboim, Wagner’s Wesendonk Lieder and a concert complete with Mozart arias with the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Matos is also a frequent guest of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Teatro de São Carlos, both in Lisbon, where she starred next = to José Cura on a gala performance. Her recordings include von Suppé’s Requiem with the Gulbenkian Foundation Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Michel Corboz (Virgin Classics), as well as the title role in La Dolores for Decca (with Placido Domingo), for which
she was awarded a Grammy in 2000.