REVIEWS

violetta

“Most at home with the Spanish Repertoire where her phrasing was deft and fluid, Vento magically created different moods as she sang Lorca’s ‘Canciones Espanolas Antiguas.’ Sad and melancholy in one song, she could light up another song with her gentle charm and contagious smile….In Brahms’ ‘Unbewegte laue Luft,’ her high notes were electrifying, and her interpretation of Rachmaninoff’s ‘Oh, never sing to me again’, was full of tenderness and pathos…”
The Washington Post

“Vento possesses a powerful voice of full timbre, and knows how to use it with a clear technique and effective expressivity. Her ‘Piangero’ by Handel was especially moving. But where one could appreciate more clearly her artistic potential was in the Spanish songs by de Falla…”
El Nuevo Herald


“In the Mozart and Handel arias from Idomeneo and Giulio Cesare, she exhibited fine feeling for the stately classic line and good flexibility in ornamentation. Her traversal of ‘Bel raggio’ from Semiramide, a challenge to the vocal technician, came off with impressive command. To be sure, she is a seasoned professional with firmly fluent command…”
The Miami Herald


“The Janus Ensemble, after a rough start, played the music with an appealing flexibility, and the soloists -- Rosa Vento, soprano…were all in fine voice and blended nicely in the ensembles…”
The New York Times


“Rosa Vento, as a believable Violetta, sang with clean, glowing and brilliant high notes...”
Berlin Magazine


“The final scene with the death of Mimi was brilliantly acted and equally well sung by Cuban singer Rosa Vento...”
Opern Welt


The voices are beautiful. Rosa Vento is a sensitive, lyrical and moving Mimi…”
Nice Matin

“Rosa Vento (as Magda) commands a gleaming, tremendously promising spinto soprano that impresses when she sings…”
The Los Angeles Times


“Rosa Vento performed Weisgall’s fiendishly difficult music marvelously. (The Stronger) The accuracy of her note in the stratospheric tessitura demanded by the score impressed all who heard…”
Chicago Sun-Times


“soprano Rosa Vento shone to perfection…” (Bernstein “Songfest” 92d St Y)
AUFBAU by Leonard J. Lehrman


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