Jessica rose Cambio

Jessica rose Cambio

Lyric Soprano

Italian-American Soprano
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«"Jessica Rose Cambio gave a superb Violetta with plenty of depth. Oozing sex appeal in the first act, her flashes of vulnerability were sudden and disarming; her development of the pathos of the character throughout the opera was impressive. Vocally, she was on top form, showing off a powerful soprano largely at ease at the top – though once or twice it felt like she was slipping into verismo – and with something spicy in the colour of the voice that made her genuinely exciting to hear."»
Bachtrack, London (2016)
«"'Pagliacci' offers strong, if not exceptional, vocal performances in the leading roles. As Nedda, his straying wife, the soprano Jessica Rose Cambio sings with agile coloratura and shimmering sound."»
new york times (2016)
«"Enter stage left, Mimi, played by Jessica Rose Cambio. If the audience had been wowed by Pannikar’s Rodolfo, they were now utterly floored by this expressive Italian-American soprano, with a velvety smooth voice that left no dark corner of the Albert Hall untouched. By the time they came to setting the scene for act two at Café Momus, the audience were in no doubt that they were witnessing a fantastic collaboration of artists at the very top of their game."»
The arbuturian, London (2016)
2018Puccini: TurandotLiù
2016Leoncavallo: PagliacciNedda
2016Puccini: La BohèmeMimì
2016Verdi: La TraviataVioletta Valéry
2016Donizetti: ParisinaParisina
2016Mozart: Cosi fan tutteFiordiligi
2016Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Anna
2016Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroContessa d'Almaviva
2016Puccini: Suor AngelicaSuor Angelica
2016Puccini: Madama ButterflyCio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
2015Verdi: La TraviataVioletta Valéry
2015Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira
2015Puccini: La BohèmeMimì
2015Puccini: La BohèmeMimì
2015Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira
2014Puccini: La BohèmeMimì
2013Verdi: I Lombardi alla Prima CrociataGiselda
2013Donizetti: Maria StuardaMaria
2012Bellini: Il PirataImogene
2012Bizet: CarmenMicaëla
2011Verdi: FalstaffAlice Ford
2010Verdi: La TraviataVioletta Valéry
2009Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLucia di Lammermoor
2009Puccini: La BohèmeMimì
2009Donizetti: Anna BolenaAnna Bolena
2009Respighi: La fiammaMonica
2009Mascagni: L'Amico FritzSuzel
2009Puccini: La RondineMagda De Civry
2009Puccini: La BohèmeMimì
2007Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreAdina
2007Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLucia Di Lammermoor
2005Puccini: La BohèmeMusetta
2005Verdi: RigolettoGilda


Hailed by the New York Times for her "agile coloratura and shimmering sound" Italian-American soprano JESSICA ROSE CAMBIO is thrilling audiences and critics alike with her, "full-bodied Italianate soprano" (WQXR, New York) and her "depth, oozing sex appeal, sudden and disarming flashes of vulnerability, impressive development of the pathos of the character throughout, powerful soprano in top form vocally and largely at ease at the top and with something spicy in the colour of the voice that makes her genuinely exciting to hear." (Bachtrack, London).

Cambio's upcoming operatic engagements include theater and role debuts as Lina in Verdi's Stiffelio at Theater Sankt Gallen in Switzerland, the title role in Puccini's Manon Lescaut with Oper Frankfurt in Germany, as well as the title role in Mascagni's Isabeau and Catán's Florencia en el Amazonas, and a New Year's Eve Gala Concert under the baton of Maestro Anthony Barrese with Opera Southwest in New Mexico. Her most recent operatic season included her debut as Liù in the Charles Allen Klein production of Turandot with Tulsa Opera in which she, "stole the show with her exquisite performance" and a reprise in the role of Nedda in Pagliacci with New Orleans Opera in their 75th Anniversary Season.

Previous seasons include Mimì in La Bohème with Semperoper Dresden, in the Francesca Zambello production at Royal Albert Hall, as first prize winner of As.Li.Co. in the theaters of Como, Brescia, Pavia, and Cremona, with Knoxville Opera, Sarasota Opera, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and on tour throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Other notable performances include Nedda in Pagliacci with New York City Opera, Violetta in La Traviata with Opera På Skäret in Sweden, West Green House Opera, Pine Mountain Music Festival, and in Tel Aviv, Israel; Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Magda in La Rondine, Alice Ford in Falstaff under the baton of Maestro Joseph Colaneri, Beatriz in Daniel Catán's La Hija de Rappaccini with Gotham Chamber Opera, and Monica in Respighi’s La Fiamma. Equally at home in the Belcanto repertoire as she is in Verismo, Cambio has made debuts in title roles in Lucia di Lammermoor, Anna Bolena, with the Fondazione Arena di Verona in Maria Stuarda, as Parisina d'Este with the Opera Orchestra of New York, and Adina in L’elisir d’amoreat the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

A seasoned concertist sought worldwide, she has performed throughout Italy at the homes of Giuseppe Verdi and Luciano Pavarotti and in honor of Mirella Freni, with the Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino, Fondazione Orchestra Festival Puccini Torre del Lago, in Helsinki for the Finnish-Italian Association, in Moscow at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre, in honor of the 70th Birthday of mezzo-soprano Elena Obratzsova with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic at Shostakovich Grand Hall, in honor of the United Nations at Carnegie Hall, with both New York City Opera and the Opera Orchestra of New York in Lincoln Center, with the Israeli Philharmonic in Tel Aviv, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra at Barbican Hall, in honor of the Centennial of Maserati in Beijing and Modena with the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation, with New Amsterdam Opera, Opera Naples, and Eve Queler and Friends. She sang Strauss' Four Last Songs and Respighi's Il Tramonto, made her oratorio debut as the soprano in Bach's Magnificat at the Duomo di Modena, has been featured on WQXR Classical Radio and Italy's RAI 3, La Voce di New York, and she was awarded a grant from the National Organization of Italian-American Women for her professional studies in Italian Literature.

Cambio has won numerous prizes and grants in vocal competitions worldwide from organizations such as the Richard Tucker, George London, Gerda Lissner, Licia Albanese-Puccini, Giulio Gari, Leiderkranz, and Georg Solti Foundations, the Marie Kraja in Albania, the Leyla Gencerin Istanbul, the Loren Zachary Society, Anna Sosenko Assist Trust, and Opera Index. She was a finalist in the Voci Verdiane in Busseto and the Juliàn Gayarré in Pamplona, as well as a semi-finalist twice in Operalia, the Francisco Viñas in Barcelona, the Dallas Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

In addition to her performing schedule, Ms. Cambio conducts public Masterclasses, has joined Joan Dornemann’s prestigious faculty at the International Vocal Arts Institute - IVAI as both a voice instructor and an Italian diction coach, and maintains her own private studio. In her native Providence, she completed her Bachelor of Music, and she holds a Master of Music from the University of Southern California as well as several post graduate certificates and honorary degrees from around the world. She is currently pursuing her second Master of Arts in Italian Literature with a minor in German. She spent many years in Italy as a star pupil of world renowned sopranos Renata Scotto and Mirella Freni and currently makes her home in New York City as a student of Diana Soviero.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: Turandot Liù 24 hours Signature Symphony (Tulsa) 2018
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci Nedda Immediately New York City Opera (New York (Manhattan)) 2016
Puccini: La Bohème Mimì Immediately Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden und Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden (Semperoper) 2016
Verdi: La Traviata Violetta Valéry Immediately West Green House Opera 2016
Donizetti: Parisina Parisina Immediately Opera Orchestra of New York 2016


First Prize - Gerda Lissner Foundation
first prize - Licia albanese puccini foundation
first prize - giulio gari foundation
first prize - associazione lirica e concertistica italiana (aslico)
semifinalist - operalia
semifinalist - metropolitan opera national council auditions
finalist - voci verdiane
third prize - leyla gencer competition
second prize - marie kraja competition