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 twenty-five leading roles at major opera houses around the world. Corinne’s 21/22 season begins at Opera di Roma as Madama Butterfly, followed by debuts at Oper Frankfurt as Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, La Monnaie de Munt as Giorgetta in Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica in Puccini’s Il Trittico, and the Grand Théâtre de Genève as Jenůfa. Her season also includes a return to Opera di Roma and the title role in a new production at the Salzburg Festival (to be announced).
Corinne has 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, English National Opera, Opera Lyra Ottawa, and Opera Hong Kong.
Other recent appearances include the title roles in Moniuszko’s Halka (Theater an der Wien) and Katya Kabanova (Seattle Opera), Rachel in La Juive and Desdemona in Otello (Opera Vlaanderen), Tatyana in Eugene Onegin (Michigan Opera Theatre, Arizona Opera), Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte (Royal Opera House, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia), Magda in La rondine (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis), Leïla in The Pearl Fishers (Santa Fe Opera), Mélisande in Pelléas et Mélisande (Opernhaus Zürich, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis), Mimì in La bohème (English National Opera, Washington National Opera, Arizona Opera), Juliette in Roméo et Juliette (Arizona Opera), Alice Ford in Falstaff (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra), Soong Ching-ling in the American premiere of Dr. Sun Yat-sen (Santa Fe Opera), and Liù in Turandot (Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela) under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel.Read more
On the concert stage, Corinne has appeared as soprano soloist in a European tour of Verdi’s Requiem led by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Les nuits d’été with Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Bachianas Brasileiras with True Concord, and a featured recitalist with the Tucson Desert Song Festival. 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 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…”