Teresa, Benvenuto Cellini

by Beth Stewart


English National Opera, 2014

"[There was] floridly stratospheric singing from the excellent principals, Michael Spyres and Corinne Winters ... There seems to be little that Corinne Winters cannot do in terms of vocal (and physical) agility and her way with line is most seductive. Security and excitement go hand in hand and she belies the difficulties with apparent fearlessness."
Edward Seckerson, Review

"Corinne Winters offered sparkling personality with a voice to match as Teresa: singing with absolute security of line, her glinting soprano and feisty characterization were all of a piece."
John Allison, Opera Magazine

"The principals -- three of them American artists -- formed an entirely honorable team. Soprano Corinne Winters approached the half-lyric, half-coloratura role of Cellini's beloved Teresa with confidence and flair, her lucid, graceful tone fitting the bill nicely."
George Hall, Opera News

"Corinne Winters, last heard at the Coliseum as Violetta, projects vivid personality..."
Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph

"Corinne Winters shines among a charismatic cast."
Eleanor MacFarlane, The Upcoming

"Corinne Winters' Teresa tugs the heart with her luscious soprano."
Andrew Clark, Financial Times

"Michael Spyres brings heft as well as vocal beauty to the title role, while Corinne Winters is a no less accomplished Teresa."
Barry Millington, London Evening Standard

"Soprano Corinne Winters cemented the positive impression she made her as Violetta with a lusciously sung Teresa..."
Keith McDonnell, What's On Stage

"Corinne Winters negotiated Teresa's coloratura with seamless security and elegance and looked stunning as Cellini's feisty squeeze."
Peter Reed, ClassicalSource.com

"Corinne Winters as Teresa has a voice of both purity and richness, while the entire cast ... proves very strong."
Sam Smith, Londonist

"Corinne Winters returned to the Coliseum after a triumphant debut last year in the otherwise appalling La traviata to play Teresa, witty and capricious daughter of the rich Balducci. Her voice has only improved since I last heard it: the committed style and intelligent phrasing that shapes her interpretations are becoming her hallmark in an industry that churns out soprano after soprano with decidedly less flair."
Michael Migliore, MusicalCriticism.com

"The American-led cast, with Michael Spyres thrilling and golden-voiced in the fearsome title role and Corinne Winters bright-toned with a light, comedic glint as Teresa, had scarcely a weak link."
Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian

"Corinne Winters sings Teresa with beautiful clarity and a wonderful, feisty energy."
Camilla Gurtler, A Younger Theater

"Corinne Winters, returning to the Colisum after her spectacular debut as Violetta last season, wowed us once again as Teresa. Her Act I aria "Hearts full of love" was wonderfully sung, but the cabaletta which followed treated us to a cascade of coloratura glinting with diamonds. Winters displayed bags of personality, including a knack for comedy..."
Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack

"The singing is absolutely sublime. The main roles are exhausting for both tenor and soprano and I was in complete awe at the beauty, stamina and artistry of Michael Spyres as Cellini as Corinne Winters as Teresa. Both excelled in line, colour, diction and timbre. You just won't hear better singing."
Melinda Hughes, Spear's Wealth Management