Corinne has been nominated for an International Opera Award in the Young Singer category!
Corinne will be singing the role of Soon Ching-Ling in the American Premiere of Huang Ruo's Dr. Sun Yat-Sen with Santa Fe Opera in summer 2014.
Just announced: Corinne will make her Washington National Opera debut as Mimì in a new production of La bohème in November 2014.
Corinne will make her Tatiana debut in Arizona Opera's Eugene Onegin in the 2014-2015 season.
Future seasons include debuts with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Vlaamse Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Opernhaus Zürich, and Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, among others.
"Winters, a striking brunette who manages to be simultaneously gamine and seductress, revealed an arresting, uniquely plum-colored soprano that could pass for mezzo in the middle but explodes with vibrant color on top. She opened with a group of songs by Saint-Saëns and Hahn. "Si vous n'avez rien à me dire" was plaintive, but with a hint of self-knowledge, while "Infidélité" was vividly etched without being overdone. Unintimidated by pianist Ken Noda's ferocity in Hahn's "Le printemps," she brought the group to a bravura finish. For Thaïs's lament, "Dis-moi que je suis belle," Winters found contrasting ways to ask the same desperate question, negotiating the tricky intervallic leaps that mark the courtesan's insecurity and ending on a thrilling high D. Her inky, lustrous tone proved a good fit for two selections in Russian: Rimsky-Korsakov's "Dreams of a Summer Night" and Rachmaninoff's "Dreams." Winters's intense focus never faltered..."
I officially have no idea what happens in Benvenuto Cellini. Add Terry Gilliam to the mix, and we're in for a 3-hour acid trip. Woo hoo!
I remember John Shirley Quirk well from my time @ Peabody. Adorable fact: he read Winnie the Pooh aloud (w/voices!) to his classes! 😇 RIP.