Cuban American soprano Rosa Vento has performed to International acclaim in the USA and Europe. Oper
am Rhein and The Lyric Opera of Chicago. Rosa Vento is an extremely versatile artist who has also
received praise for her wide range of recital repertoire, which includes uncommon Spanish vocal works and
Cuban indigenous music. Ms. Vento has sung under the direction of some of the most preeminent
conductors of our time, including, Zubin Mehta, Mstislav Rostropovich and Sir Colin Davis.
A native of Havana, Cuba, Ms. Vento was raised in Miami. She received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal
Performance from the University of Miami School of Music and earned a Master of Music in Vocal
Performance from Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Rosa Vento has had the privilege to study
with some of the best teachers and coaches in the world such as, Ellen Faull, Rita Patane, Joanna Levy,
Gianna Galli, John Wustman, Martin Katz, Joan Dorneman and Jane Klaviter. While at Manhattan School of
Music Ms. Vento was chosen to perform in a series of Master Classes with renowned soprano Birgit
Nilsson. Presently she has established a private voice studio in New York City and is on the faculty
specializing in diction and vocal technique at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human
Development, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at New York University and at the
American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City. She has also taught as a voice teacher
and diction coach for the Castleton Summer Music Festival, directed by Lorin Maazel.
Since making her Vienna State Opera début Ms. Vento has worked with many eminent conductors, including
Sir Colin Davis, as Ilia in Idomeneo, Re di Creta, and Mstislav Rostropovich, with whom she prepared the
role of Silvana in the world premiere of Alfred Schnitke’s Gesualdo in 1994-95. Under the direction of Zubin
Mehta she performed the role of Helene in Verdi’s Jerusalem , the French version of I Lombardi and a
Flower Maiden in Parsifal at the Spoleto Festival USA and with the Chicago Symphony and Daniel
Barenboim at Orchestra Hall in Chicago . While at the Vienna State Opera Ms. Vento performed many roles
including Violetta in La traviata, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Giulietta in Les
Contes d’Hoffmann, Musetta in La Boheme, Saffi in Der Zigeunerbaron, Micaela in Carmen, the First Lady in
The Magic Flute, and Ortlinde in Die Walkure.
Rosa Vento may be heard on CD as Violetta in La Traviata with Marcelo Alvarez and Leo Nucci, as
Francesca in the US premier of the verismo opera Paolo and Francesca by Luigi Mancinelli and on her first
solo CD entitled Perlas Cubanas, songs by Cuban composers Ernesto Lecuona and Sindo Garay.
Don Giovanni, and returned to the company later in the season to perform her first Leonora's in Verdi’s Il in a
season she made her debut in Japan singing Violetta in La traviata in Tokyo and at the Avenches summer
festival in Avenches , Switzerland , for over 5000 people in an outdoor Roman Arena.
Rosa Vento made her Austin Lyric Opera debut in the 1991-92 season as Donna Elvira, as well as debuts
with the Stadtstheater Basel in the title role of Violetta in La traviata and , in the summer, at the Arena di Verona
as the First Lady in The Magic Flute. She returned to the United States in 1992-93 to perform Micaela in
performed Magda in Puccinis’s La rondine with Long Beach Opera, Mimi for the Opera de Nice, Violetta for the
Netherlands Opera and Palm Beach Opera, several roles with the Lyric Opera of Chicago including the High
Priestess in Aida and Flora in La traviata.. During her apprenticeship with the Lyric Opera’s Center for
American Artists she performed Estelle in Hugo Weisgall’s The Stronger and Pamina in The Magic Flute. She
has also been an apprentice with the Santa Fe Opera.
As a concert artist, Rosa Vento has presented recitals in New York (Alice Tully Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium,
and Hubbard Recital Hall), Miami (Guzman Concert Hall and University of Miami), Washington, D.C. (Phillips
Collection, The Kennedy Center), and at the Teatro Naçional de Santo Domingo. She also appeared as the
soprano soloist in Beethoven's S ymphony No. 9 for the Opera de Nice, the Angel in Mahler's Symphony No.8
with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and a flower maiden in a concert performance of Parsifal with the
Chicago Symphony conducted by Daniel Barenboim.
Ms. Vento has many vocal awards to her credit, including the Loren L. Zachary Society competition, the
Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, the Rosa Ponselle International competition, the Geneva
International Competition, the Liederkranz Foundation competition and the Palm Beach Opera auditions