Acclaimed by The New York Times as “an outstanding actress, as well as a singer of extraordinary grace and finesse,” soprano Corinne Winters will enjoy a 2018/19 season of new cities, intimate venues, and connecting with favorite collaborators. Highlights include a European tour of the Verdi Requiem with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras, Les nuits d’été with Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Bachianas Brasileiras with True Concord at the Tucson Desert Song Festival, a return to Michigan Opera Theatre as Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, a recital called García Lorca: Muse and Magician with New York Festival of Song, a role debut as Rachel in La Juive at Opera Vlaanderen, and a return to Santa Fe Opera for her role debut as Leïla in The Pearl Fishers.
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 Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Theater Basel, Opera Australia, 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). Future engagements include a return to London and debuts in Geneva and Vienna.
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.
Corinne is proud to share her expertise as a mentor with Turn The Spotlight, a foundation working to identify, nurture, and empower leaders – and in turn, to illuminate the path to a more equitable future in the arts.