Iolanta, Iolanta

by Beth Stewart

Dicapo Opera Theatre, 2011

"In the title role, soprano Corinne Winters displayed a pliable and heartfelt tone that projected naturally without losing sweetness. As the action progressed, she heated up emotionally and dynamically, while maintaining velvety-smooth transitions between her registers. By the end, when she gained her sight, her demeanor became vibrant and alive, and she somehow looked like a different person...Winters blossomed...singing with passionate lyricism and a deep burgundy coloring."
Joshua Rosenblum, Opera News

"Corinne Winters, a graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts, sang Iolanta with a lovely and vulnerable stage presence and a rich, luminous voice of limpid beauty."
Arlene Judith Klotzko, ConcertoNet

"Corinne Winters used her shimmering soprano to marvelous effect, singing with uncommon allure, and convincingly portraying the heroine’s blindness and
naïveté. Her radiant, resonant instrument was a perfect match to the title role, and her Russian diction was excellent."
Victor Wheeler, ClassicalSource

"Corinne Winters sang the title role with robust lyricism. Within her small frame – she really looked like a delicate 15 year old princess – she houses an instrument of laudable size and enviable color...her voice resonated with character and emotion..."
Steven Jude Tietjen, OperaPulse

"Corrine Winters was touching and vulnerable, rising from a slightly husky middle voice to a clear and powerful top that supported the character’s ecstatic aria and love duet."
Seth Gilman, NY Music Culture Examiner