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Corinne Winters

Corinne Winters
Liliya Namisnyk

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 Guam opera house in Hanoi, Vietnam followed by her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker for performances of Dvořák’s Stabat Mater and a return to the Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia for Dvořák’s 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 returning to two of her signature roles, first Violetta Valéry in one New Year’s Eve performance of La Traviata at Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, followed by Madama Butterfly at Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur and San Diego Opera. Ms. Winters will close her 2324 season with her debut at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence as both title roles in C.W. Glück’s Iphigénie en Aulide et Iphigénie en Tauride. Future seasons include debuts with Dvořák Prague Festival, Bayerische Staatsoper, Houston Grand Opera, Staatsoper Berlin, and the Metropolitan Opera, among others.

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 Symphoniker at the Wiener Musikverein and a Janáček concert with the Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, both conducted by Jakub Hrůša, as well as 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’été with 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.

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