Corinne Winters, soprano

Photo by Gillian Riesen

Acclaimed by The New York Times as “an outstanding actress, as well as a singer of extraordinary grace and finesse,” soprano Corinne Winters has sung over twenty-five leading roles at major opera houses around the world. Recent performances include the title role in both Moniuszko’s Halka at Theater an der Wien and Katya Kabanova at Seattle Opera, Rachel in La Juive and Desdemona in Otello at Opera Vlaanderen, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin at Michigan Opera Theatre and Arizona Opera, Leïla in The Pearl Fishers at Santa Fe Opera, Magda in La rondine at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Mimi in La bohème at Washington National Opera, Arizona Opera, and English National Opera, and Liù in Turandot with the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel. 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 OperaMichigan Opera Theatre, English National Opera, Opera Lyra Ottawa, and Opera Hong Kong. Future engagements include debuts in Frankfurt, Brussels, Geneva, Valencia, and Salzburg.

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, 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 SongTucson Desert Song Festivaland Vocal Arts DC, showcasing Spanish song repertoire from her debut album, Canción amorosa.