Acclaimed by The New York Times as “an outstanding actress, as well as a singer of extraordinary grace and finesse,” American soprano Corinne Winters has performed over thirty leading roles at major opera houses around the world.
Corinne begins her 23/24 season as a featured soloist with the Sun Symphony Orchestra for the opening of the new Ho Guom opera house in Hanoi, Vietnam, followed by her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in Dvořák’s Stabat Mater and a return to the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia for Dvořák’s cantata The Spectre’s Bride, both conducted by Jakub Hrůša. For her debut at the Teatro Real, Corinne will reprise the title role in Moniuszko’s Halka in concert, alongside Piotr Beczała. This season also marks her debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in the title role of Rusalka, a role she will debut at Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège earlier in the season. Further operatic appearances include performances of Madama Butterfly, one of her signature roles, at Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur and San Diego Opera, and her debut at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in a title role, to be announced soon. Future seasons include debuts with Bayerische Staatsoper, Houston Grand Opera, Staatsoper Berlin, and the Metropolitan Opera, among others.Read more
Directly following her triumphant debut as the title role in Barrie Kosky’s new Kát’a Kabanová at the Salzburger Festspiele, Corinne has brought her signature role to the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Janáček Brno International Festival, Staatsoper Stuttgart, and Opéra de Lyon in the 22/23 season. She also returned to Teatro dell’Opera di Roma for her role debut as Blanche de la Force in Emma Dante’s new production of Dialogues des Carmélites, conducted by Michele Mariotti, and debuted with the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in València as both Mimì in La bohème and the title role in Jenůfa. Corinne’s 22/23 season concert engagements included Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder with the Bamberger Symphonikerat the Wiener Musikverein, conducted by Jakub Hrůša, and a gala concert of arias with Andrea Battistoni and the Orchestre de Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège.
Career highlights include the title roles in Madama Butterfly and Kát’a Kabanová with Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta at Oper Frankfurt, Giorgetta in Il Tabarro and the title role in Suor Angelica at La Monnaie /De Munt, Jenůfa at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Moniuszko’s Halka at Theater an der Wien, Mélisande in Pelléas et Mélisande at Opernhaus Zürich, Rachel in La Juive and Desdemona in Otello at Opera Vlaanderen, Mimì in La bohème at Washington National Opera, and Violetta in La traviata at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opera Australia, Opera Hong Kong, English National Opera, and Seattle Opera.
In concert, Corinne has sung the soprano solo in Verdi’s Requiem on a European tour with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, led by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Les nuits d’étéwith the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, and Bachianas Brasileiras with True Concord. She 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.
An International Opera Awards nominee, 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.
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.
As a master teacher and career mentor, Corinne enjoys sharing her passion for the craft with organizations such as Opera di Roma’s Fabbrica Young Artist Program, YoungArts Miami, Premiere Opera Foundation, National Student Opera Society UK, The University of Arizona, and her alma maters Towson University and the Peabody Conservatory, as well as her private voice studio.
“Once in a great while, a singer just seems to have it all.”
“Winters was an exquisite Tatyana with a beautiful and ravishing tone. Quite superb was her ‘Letter Scene’ in which Tatyana pours out her heart to the man with whom she is passionately in love. This scene was surely one of the highlights of the performance.”
“Gardiner has an excellent ear for singers and he chose a great soloist quartet for this operatic mass for the dead. The soprano had a very flexible voice, flawless, with an interesting timbre, well placed piano and forte singing that carried over the wave of the orchestra. Winters is currently one of the most famous Traviatas on the operatic stage and it was easy to hear why. Her Verdian phrasing was stylish and she used beautiful Italianate ornamentation as well.”
“Corinne Winters gives a performance of genius, with a wonderfully supple voice…Her ‘Amami Alfredo’ was the most heart–rending since Renata Scotto.”
““Winters is the best ENO Violetta in decades, and worth the ticket price alone…”