NEWS & REVIEWS
The Konwitschny La traviata is back, and Corinne's Violetta is a hit at Seattle Opera!
"Winters is theatrically and vocally the ideal fit. An intensely compelling presence, Winters’ Violetta is by turns angry, vulnerable, and gritty."
"Winters ranges convincingly from sharp and fiery to meek and broken as bodily illness and social rejection catch up with her."
"Winters is an especially compelling Violetta. She is a talented actor as well as singer, alternating power with subtlety; her performance of Violetta’s final aria was especially touching, as heartbreaking as any I have ever seen."
"On the plus side, there’s the singing, chiefly that of Corinne Winters in the title role. She is a beautiful and fearless Violetta, capable of both power and subtlety."
"Warmth, real character and not a hint of wobble: 'Come scoglio' (Like a rock) applied rather more correctly to Winters’ singing technique than to Fiordiligi’s constancy."
"Winters sings a Fiordiligi of rare range and beauty, with surprisingly strong mezzo notes as well as a radiant upper range."
What's On Stage
"Così is nothing if not an ensemble piece, and this cast is unusually well-matched vocally. Even so, there are standouts in Behle’s volatile Ferrando and in the sheer spirit with which Corinne Winters’s by that point almost suicidally troubled Fiordiligi attacks every note of Per Pietà."
Corinne's debut as Desdemona in Opera Vlaanderen's Otello has earned raves:
"In Corinne Winters, Michael Thalheimer has found a stunning, intense and heartbreaking Desdemona..."
Klara Classical Radio
"In all that lusciousness a sublime Corinne Winters, in her role debut as Desdemona, is the bright light..."
"With a creamy timbre and a clear underlying gravity, Winters delivers an enveloping Desdemona, fascinating with superbly controlled fil di voce."
"The Audrey Hepburn-esque Desdemona of Corinne Winters is just as strong vocally, but with grace and nuance."
Corinne's first album, Canción amorosa, has been released! Operatic superstar Joyce DiDonato says:
“This CD is a triple threat: sublime, beautiful songs, exquisite singing, masterful playing. Corinne Winters is one of America’s premier new voices, and in Steve Blier she has the collaborator of one’s dreams.”
Corinne stars as Mélisande in the new Dmitri Tcherniakov production of Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande at Opernhaus Zürich. Oper Aktuell praises her as "an ideal candidate for this traumatized, enigmatic being" while Deutschlandradio Kultur writes, "Winters exudes the fascination of a very exceptional woman in every moment."
Corinne talks to Opera News about why she loves Tchaikovsky heroines, discovering new things in repeat roles, how veering off the standard path enriches her artistry, and what it's like to coach Violetta with the legendary Diana Soviero.
Corinne returns to Seattle Opera to make her role debut as the title character in Janacek's Katya Kabanova.