Rosa Vento, B.M. ‘83

Rosa Vento, B.M. ‘83Soprano Rosa Vento, B.M. ’83, named University of Miami School of Music 2001 Distinguished Alumna, has performed to popular acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Her most notable appearances include the Vienna State Opera as Ilia in Idomeneo conducted by Sir Colin Davis, Silvana in the world premiere of Schnittke’s Gesualdo conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich, Hèléne in Verdi’s Jerusalem conducted by Zubin Mehta, Violetta in La Traviata, Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore, Donna Anna and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Giulietta in Les Contes d’Hoffman, Mimi and Musetta in La Boheme, Saffi in Der Zigeunerbaron, Celestial Voice in Don Carlo, and Micaela in Carmen. Elsewhere in Europe, she has appeared in Dusseldorf as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Leonora in Il Trovatore; in Basel, Amsterdam, Innsbruck, and Tokyo as Violetta; and in Nice as Mimi.

Vento’s noteworthy U.S. appearances include the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Austin Lyric Opera as Elvira and Mimi, Palm Beach Opera as Musetta, Florida Grand Opera as Micaela, and Long Beach Opera as Magda in La rondine.

As a concert artist, Vento has performed as soprano soloist for the Opera de Nice, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and the Chicago Symphony. She has presented recitals in New York, Miami, Washington, D.C., and at the Teatro Naçional de Santo Domingo. She has recorded Violetta in La Traviata with Marcelo Alvarez and Leo Nucci, and her latest solo CD entitled Perlas Cubanas.

Vento has won a number of prestigious vocal awards, including the Loren L. Zachary Society competition, Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, Rosa Ponselle International competition, Friday Morning Music Club, Palm Beach Opera auditions, and Liederkranz Foundation competition. She has a private voice studio in New York City and serves as faculty for NYU’s Steinhardt School and AMDA.