"Corinne Winters gives a performance of genius, with a wonderfully supple voice...
Her ‘Amami Alfredo’ was the most heart-rending since Renata Scotto." The Spectator
Corinne Winters, soprano, acclaimed by Opera News for her “passionate lyricism and deep burgundy coloring,” is a recent graduate of the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, PA, and a nominee in the International Opera Awards Young Singer category. Corinne’s 2013/14 season includes debuts with the Santa Fe Opera as Soon Ching-Ling in the American premiere of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Kentucky Opera as Mimì in La bohème, Michigan Opera Theatre as Violetta in La traviata, and Virginia Opera as Micaëla in Carmen. Return engagements include a role debut as Teresa in Benvenuto Cellini with the English National Opera, and Mimì in La bohème with Arizona Opera. In recital, Corinne will perform with the New York Festival of Song, and in a duo recital with Matthew Polenzani, accompanied by Ken Noda, for the George London Foundation. She will also debut as a recording artist with GPR records in a Spanish song disc, accompanied by acclaimed pianist Steven Blier. Future seasons include debuts with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Washington National Opera, Vlaamse Opera, Opernhaus Zürich, and Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, among others.
In the 2012/13 season, Corinne debuted with Opera Hong Kong, the English National Opera, and Opera Lyra Ottawa as Violetta in La traviata, Arizona Opera as Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, and returned to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Vendulka in Smetana’s The Kiss, the New York Festival of Song in recital, the National Symphony Orchestra as Violetta, and the Metropolitan Opera to cover Blanche de la Force in Les Dialogues des Carmélites. While still a student at the Academy of Vocal Arts, Corinne made her professional debut, and also Metropolitan Opera debut, as Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, conducted by Fabio Luisi. Other career highlights include Mélisande in Pelléas et Mélisande, directed by David Alden and conducted by Stephen Lord, and Micaëla in Carmen, both with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, the title role in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta with Dicapo Opera Theatre, Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress with Wolf Trap Opera Company, and Micaëla with the Crested Butte Music Festival. In concert, Corinne premiered Rufus Wainwright’s song cycle All Days are Nights: Songs for Lulu under the auspices of New York City Opera, sang the soprano solo in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the National Symphony Orchestra, sang both the Brahms Requiem and Verdi Requiem with the New Jersey Master Chorale, and has appeared many times with the New York Festival of Song. At AVA, Corinne created the role of Hester Prynne in the world premiere of The Scarlet Letter by Margaret Garwood, and performed the title roles in Suor Angelica and Strauss’ Arabella.
Corinne has won prizes from Wolf Trap Opera’s Shouse Career Grant, the Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation, the 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), Connecticut Opera Guild (2nd Place), Palm Beach Opera Competition (1st Prize), Gerda Lissner Foundation (2nd Prize), Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (National Semifinalist, 1st place New England Region), Giargiari Bel Canto Competition, Mario Lanza Competition, Annapolis Opera Competition, and Florida Grand Opera Young Patronesses Competition, and was a US representative in the Pavarotti International Voice Competition in Modena, Italy. Corinne, originally from Frederick, Maryland, has completed a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from the Peabody Conservatory and Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude from Towson University. Currently, she studies with world-renowned soprano Diana Soviero.