Violetta, La traviata (concert)

by Beth Stewart

Opera Lyra Ottawa, 2013

"Corinne Winters, who has recently performed Violetta with both the English National Opera and Opera Hong Kong, has a stage presence to match her sensational voice. Even as lightly staged as this performance was, she was captivating and easily able to make you feel the plight of Violetta."
Allan Mackey, Production Ottawa

"The principals were solid and then some. Corinne Winters portrayed Violetta, the courtesan who finds love and goodness within herself. Her voice is lovely and powerful and she had the pyrotechnics of the big arias well in hand. Her duet with the elder Germont was especially affecting."
Richard Todd, Ottawa Citizen

"...Her Violetta soon has the full house spellbound. Fueled by an exhilarating vocal dexterity, her voice is so richly coloured and powerful that throughout her performance I could hear people sitting nearby sighing or softly moaning at the end of a poignant aria or catching their breath at the top of a high note which seemed to emanate from somewhere beyond the stage on which Violetta stood. This is no ordinary soprano. As Violetta’s body weakens, Corinne Winters’ voice grows in intensity and drama, and it tears at the heart. There were too many high points in her performance to count, but the most poignant is her exquisite legato performance of Violetta’s farewell to life, “Addio del passato” in Act III."
Nan Cormier, The Charlebois Post