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 will join the Fest ensemble as resident soprano with Theater Erfurt in Germany next year where she will sing the roles of Violetta in La Traviata, Nedda in Pagliacci, Manon in Manon Lescaut, and Luisa in Luisa Miller. Upcoming engagements thereafter include theater and role debuts as Alice Ford in Falstaff with Theater Osnabrück, Lina in Verdi's Stiffelio in the St. Galler Festspiele in Switzerland, and Manon Lescaut with Oper Frankfurt. Her 2018-2019 season included a New Year's Eve Gala with Opera Southwest in New Mexico, a 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 with New Orleans Opera.
Previous engagements 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 with New York City Opera, Violetta with Opera På Skäret in Sweden and West Green House Opera in London, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Magda in La Rondine, Beatriz in Catán's La Hija de Rappaccini, and Monica in Respighi’s La Fiamma. Equally at home in Belcanto as she is in Verismo, Cambio has made debuts in title roles Lucia di Lammermoor and Anna Bolena, as Maria Stuarda with the Fondazione Arena di Verona, as Parisina d'Este with the Opera Orchestra of New York, and Adina in L’elisir d’amore at 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, with 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, 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, and in honor of the Centennial of Maserati in Beijing and Modena with the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation. She sang Strauss' Four Last Songs and Respighi's Il Tramonto, made her oratorio debut in Bach's Magnificat at the Duomo di Modena, and has been featured on WQXR Classical Radio, La Voce di New York, and Italy's RAI 3.
Cambio has garnered 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 Gencer in 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. She was also recently awarded a grant from the National Organization of Italian-American Women for her professional studies in Italian Literature.
In addition to performing, Cambio conducts public Masterclasses, has joined the prestigious faculty at the International Vocal Arts Institute and the Premiere Opera Vocal Arts Institute as voice instructor and Italian coach, and maintains her own private studio. In her native Providence, she completed her Bachelor of Music, 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 Master of Arts in Italian Literature. After many years in Italy as a star pupil of world renowned sopranos Renata Scotto and Mirella Freni, she currently makes her home in New York as a student of Diana Soviero.