Photo by Fay Fox

Photo by Fay Fox

2019/20 Season Highlights

  • Dual house and role debuts as Moniuszko’s Halka at Theater an der Wien

  • Role debut as Dvorak’s Rusalka in a new Tatjana Gürbaca production at English National Opera

  • House debut as Rusalka at Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

  • Role debut as Leïla in The Pearl Fishers at Santa Fe Opera

Biographical Info

  • Born in Frederick, Maryland, on March 24, 1983

  • Graduated from Frederick High School

  • Bachelor of Science in Music from Towson University

  • Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Peabody Conservatory

  • Artist Diploma from the Academy of Vocal Arts

  • Former Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

  • Former Filene Young Artist at Wolf Trap Opera

  • Lives in Philadelphia with her husband, tenor Adam Smith


Career Highlights

  • European debut as Violetta in the Konwitschny La traviata at English National Opera

  • Royal Opera House role debut as Violetta in Richard Eyre's iconic production, screened across the UK

  • Santa Fe Opera debut as Soong Ching-ling in the American premiere of Dr. Sun Yat-sen

  • Role and house debut as the title character in Katya Kabanova at Seattle Opera

  • Hometown debut at Washington National Opera as Mimì in a new production of La bohème, conducted by Philippe Auguin

  • Has performed signature role of Violetta at eight houses (Royal Opera House, Seattle Opera, San Diego Opera, English National Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Lyra Ottawa, Opera Hong Kong, Michigan Opera Theatre) with two more upcoming this season

Awards & Recognition

  • Nominated for an International Opera Award in the Young Singer category

  • George London Award Winner

  • First Prize in the Licia Albanese-Puccini International Vocal Competition

  • Inaugural recipient of the Mabel Dorn Reeder prize, which funded the audition trip that led to her European debut and several other engagements


Critical Acclaim

  • "Corinne Winters delivered a performance of white-hot intensity and consummate control." BBC Music Magazine

  • "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." The New York Times

  • "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

  • "Ms. Winters is an outstanding actress as well as a singer of extraordinary grace and finesse." The New York Times

  • "In the soprano stratosphere populated by super divas with names like Renée Fleming and Anna Netrebko, Winters is simply a rock star. As Tatiana, her voice was so big and beautiful, with just a quiver of urgency to fit the mood and a warmth of vulnerability. The higher she climbed into the upper register, the quieter we became just to see if she could make it there. And boy, did she make it there. When she finished, slumping like a rag doll onto center stage, the audience erupted in an extended chorus of bravas." Arizona Daily Star

  • “Corinne Winters filled her role with vocal refinement and touching intensity – in the end, the entire audience lay at her feet without reserve.” Aargauer Zeitung

  • “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.” Telebasel

  • "Once in a great while, a singer just seems to have it all. Winters has the most exquisitely expressive face. Every nuance of emotion seems to register, subtly but noticeably, and in her body as well. She adds vocal expressivity to match, with a soprano of radiant beauty, top to bottom. It doesn’t get any better than this." Dallas Morning News

  • "In all that darkness, the light of this performance is Corinne Winters, a stunning, intense and heartbreaking Desdemona.” Klara Classical Radio


  • Has a tattoo of a camellia, Violetta's signature flower

  • Is passionate about about health and wellness for artists and other frequent travelers

  • Loves fashion, especially supporting up-and-coming and local designers where she is performing

  • Ran her first 10k, the Hyde Park Race for Life, in honor of her dear friend and fellow musician Ted's wife Rebecca

  • Has performed in four Sing for Siteman concerts for the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis

  • As a child, wrote award-winning articles and full-length novels