Acclaimed by The New York Times as ‘an outstanding actress, as well as a singer of extraordinary grace and finesse,’ soprano Corinne Winters returned to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden this summer as Violetta in La traviata. This marked her first London appearances in her signature role since her explosive European debut in the 2013 Peter Konwitschny production at English National Opera, which landed her on the cover of Opera magazine.
In the 2017/18 season, Corinne brings her Violetta to Theater Basel, for her house debut in a new Daniel Kramer production, and to Melbourne, where she debuts with Opera Australia. She also returns to the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda, and debuts at the Bregenz Festival in Austria.
Recent seasons have included major role debuts as the title character in Seattle Opera’s Katya Kabanova, Desdemona in Opera Vlaanderen’s Otello, Tatyana in Arizona Opera’s Eugene Onegin, Magda in La rondine at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and Liù in Turandot with the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel. Corinne has also brought her Violetta, praised by The Guardian as‘a wonderful combination of feistiness and fragility, sung with unflagging intensity’ to audiences around the world – at San Diego Opera, Seattle Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Opera Lyra Ottawa, and Opera Hong Kong.
Other recent appearances include Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte (Royal Opera, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia), Mélisande in Pelléas et Mélisande (Opernhaus Zürich, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis), Mimì in La bohème (ENO, Washington National Opera, Arizona Opera), Juliette in Roméo et Juliette (Arizona Opera), Alice Ford in Falstaff (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra), and Soong Ching-ling in the American premiere of Dr. Sun Yat-sen (Santa Fe Opera).
On the concert stage, Corinne has joined tenor Matthew Polenzani in recital for the George London Foundation, where she was praised by Opera News as ‘a striking brunette who manages to be simultaneously gamine and seductress, reveal[ing] an arresting, uniquely plum-colored soprano that could pass for mezzo in the middle but explodes with vibrant color on top’. She has also appeared in recital with the New York Festival of Song, Tucson Desert Song Festival, and Vocal Arts DC, showcasing Spanish song repertoire from her debut album, Canción amorosa.
A recent nominee in the International Opera Awards Young Singer category, Corinne has won prizes from the Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation, Marcello Giordani Foundation (1st prize, Critics Choice Award, Vero Beach Prize), George London Foundation (George London/Leonie Rysanek Award), Sullivan Foundation (Career Grant), Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation (1st Prize), Palm Beach Opera Competition (1st Prize), Gerda Lissner Foundation (2nd Prize), and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (National Semifinalist, 1st place New England Region), and is a recipient of Wolf Trap Opera’s Shouse Career Grant.
Originally from Frederick, MD, Corinne earned a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from the Peabody Conservatory and Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude from Towson University before appearing as a resident artist at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.