NEWS & REVIEWS
Corinne's 2018/19 season includes exciting debuts and rewarding projects with favorite collaborators. She will make her Turkish debut in Les nuits d'été with the Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra in Istanbul, return to Michigan Opera Theatre as Tatyana in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin under the baton of Stephen Lord, and return to Opera Vlaanderen to make her role debut as Rachel in the Peter Konwitschny production of La Juive. She will also join Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir as the soprano soloist in a tour of the Verdi Requiem, which will visit a roster of major European venues this fall before concluding at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw in early November. After a series of Bachianas Brasileiras performances in Arizona, she’ll return to the New York Festival of Song for García Lorca: Muse and Magician, a portrait of the great Spanish poet through songs by an international roster of composers. Corinne closes out the season with her role debut as Leïla in The Pearl Fishers at Santa Fe Opera.
Corinne has just made her Opera Australia debut as Violetta in the beloved Elijah Moshinsky production of La traviata:
"It is hard to fault Winters. She glides, she soars with a magnificence of coloratura that is merely the theatrical expression of a wholly consistent characterisation, sometimes coolly self-possessed in the face of tightly controlled desire, sometimes enraptured, sometimes very convincingly at the edge of despair. This is a very contemporary Violetta – musically flawless but with a convincing and enshrouding self-possession that rises to meet the implicit tragedy with which Verdi, almost against the odds, transfigures melodrama into tragedy.”
The Saturday Paper
“The rich sound and particular texture of Winters' voice is unique. A powerful actor, her final act was especially potent with her voice often floating with sustained fragility.”
In her house debut at Theater Basel, Corinne stars in the new Daniel Kramer production of La traviata. Audiences and critics are enthralled!
"No one could ask for more from the role: a Traviata who delivers glittering coloratura runs as well as intimate lyrical passages, extroverted self-expression, and bitterest pain with magnificent touching intensity.”
"The evening belongs to Corinne Winters, a woman with the beauty of a Catherine Zeta-Jones and the voice of a young Anna Netrebko. She makes use of the enormous range of this part with all her facets and shades. Her Violetta is frivolous, girlish, in love, humiliated, and eerily strong."
"The American Corinne Winters filled her role with vocal refinement and touching intensity – in the end, the entire audience lay at her feet without reserve.”
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 returns to Michigan Opera Theatre this October as Tatiana in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, led by Maestro Stephen Lord.
This fall, Corinne tours Europe in performances of the Verdi Requiem with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, led by Sir John Eliot Gardiner.