NEWS & REVIEWS
Corinne returned to Santa Fe Opera to sing her first Leïla in Bizet’s Pearl Fishers.
“Winters’ flexible soprano combines a dramatic edge and a dusky timbre with long phrasing and secure high notes. Her ‘Comme autrefois’ was mesmerizing, with sustained and beautiful quiet singing at the end.”
Santa Fe New Mexican
“Winters was a delightful Leila who had lush but clear tones conveying a timbre that was an exquisite fit for French opera. Winters created a loving character who held our attention with masterful stage presence and made us appreciate her worth.”
“Poised like the cherry on top of the rich sundae of this opera was soprano Winters, the beautiful and pristine Leïla. The 36-year-old star was awfully sensual for a priestess, perfect for her eventual love story with Nadir, and an absolute joy to watch on the stage. Winters clearly adores singing; even in the saddest of pleas for leniency from Zurga, she remains effervescent, flitting around the stage like an iridescent hummingbird. It's impossible to take your eyes off her. ‘Comme autrefois dans la nuit’ left my jaw on the floor and my eternal fandom in Winters' camp.”
Santa Fe Reporter
Corinne’s role debut as Rachel in Opera Vlaanderen’s La Juive was warmly received by audiences and critics.
”Winters made a magnificent role debut as Rachel, the burnished, purple shades of her lower register gorgeous in the romance “Il va venir”, also partly sung in the Stalls. Her confrontation with Léopold, when he confesses that he is not “Samuel”, but a Christian – sizzled with disbelief and scorn across the pit…”
“The voice of soprano Corinne Winters goes through marrow and bone… An intimate performance that crawls under the skin and asks questions about the present.”
“Winters, in her role debut, delivers a powerful performance based on an unerring and penetrating timbre that is a little dark and very personal. Her aria ‘Il va venir’ is undeniably one of the evening’s high points.”
“The American Corinne Winters, in her role debut as Rachel has a wonderfully good sense of drama and timing… Winters‘ contribution is intimate, human, touchable.”
Corinne joined the Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra for a nine-city European tour of the Verdi Requiem, led by Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Critics from the UK and Poland to Switzerland and Italy praised her performance in this most operatic requiem.
“Soprano Corinne Winters was spell-bindingly regal… For all that has gone before it, the Libera me, originally composed separately, brings the work to its conclusion, both literally and emotionally. Winters’ soaring soprano was persistent but beautiful, rising to her second high C without a flicker.”
“Winters ascends the heights with gold-colored tones that resonate softly in the piano. And how she structures the end of “Libera me” is breathtaking.”
“At Westminster Cathedral, American soprano Corinne Winters, a slight but striking figure, excelled. She is an exquisitely expressive singer.”
“A nuanced reading of the Requiem… The soprano Corinne Winters has the graceful timbre of silk, and she moved as one with the Swedish mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg. The quartet is therefore optimal for synergy, as you hear in the Agnus Dei: warm, vocally united, faithful to the score.”
Corinne starred as Mélisande in Dmitri Tcherniakov's new 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 makes dual house and role debuts as the title character in as Moniuszko’s Halka at Theater an der Wien.
Corinne returns to English National Opera to make her role debut as the title character of Dvorak’s Rusalka.