Rosa D’Imperio was awarded a scholarship to study singing from Culturarte in her native Puerto Rico. She was graduated from Loyola University Maryland and did post graduate study at the Juilliard School. She was a finalist in the George London Foundation Competition and the New Jersey Verismo Opera Competition, and was a winner of the Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation Vocal Competition.
Rosa d’Imperio is quickly establishing herself as an exciting and versatile lirico spinto soprano, combining impressive vocal and theatrical gifts with masterful interpretations. She has received a myriad of glowing reviews by the European and American press such as “a real dramatic soprano that savored with aplomb every moment of this difficult score and can also float a sweet Verdi cantilena” in Mannheimer Morgen for Abigaille in Nabucco, as well as “a big, red-blooded, Italianate voice, with soaring high notes, and a beautifully tender Vissi d'arte" in the St. Petersburg Times for her Tosca, and as having “rich purity of tone, fluid range and impressive dramatic communication" in New York Newsday for Aida.
Ms. d’Imperio most recently made her debut as Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth with the Fresno Grand Opera and Opera Santa Barbara, sang the title role in Strauss’s Die Ägyptische Helena for the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Abigaille in Nabucco in Paris, Basel, Hamburg, and Mannheim for Companions Opera, title role in Adriana Lecouvreur in concert with the Prague Radio Orchestra, the title role of Tosca with Opera Tampa, Opera de Puerto Rico, New York Grand Opera, and Treasure Coast Opera, title role of Aida in a co-production of the Teatro de la Opera and Opera de Puerto Rico Opera and in concert with the Gateway Classical Music Society Orchestra, Leonora in Il trovatore and Amelia in Un ballo in maschera with the Bel Canto Opera, Desdemona in Otello with Palm Beach Opera and the One World Symphony Orchestra, Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana with Opera de Puerto Rico, Opera al Fresco Festival and New Rochelle Opera, Giorgetta in Puccini’s Il tabarro with Opera de Puerto Rico, Leonora in La forza del destino and Turandot highlights for Culturarte de Puerto Rico, Odabella in Attila with New York Grand Opera, Marguérite with Cleveland Opera; Leonora in Verdi's Oberto with Sarasota Opera, First Lady in Die Zauberflöte with Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Giulietta in Les Contes d’Hoffmann with Teatro de la Opera in Puerto Rico, and, Mimì in La bohème with Palm Beach Opera, Opera de Puerto Rico, and the New York Grand Opera. Ms. D’Imperio also made her Zarzuela debut as Lola in the US Premiere of Alonso’s Zarzuela Curro el de Lora with the Greenwich Village Symphony Orchestra and has was Dolores in La Dolorosa with the Puerto Rico Zarzuela Foundation.
Miss d’Imperio’s concert career has included highlights of Manon Lescaut in the “Puro Puccini Gala” for Opera de Puerto Rico, Verdi’s Missa da requiem with the West Village Chorale, Rossini's Stabat Mater for Gateway Classical Music Society Orchestra, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Bach’s Magnificat with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, and a Gala at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall for The Italian Academy Foundation.