Recitalist, Shades of Night

by Beth Stewart

Tucson Desert Song Festival, 2019

Winters sang a pure legato as her pianist played rippling waves of tone beneath her sound. I could almost inhale the aroma of the flower as I listened to her lyrical vocal colors describing the scent of its soul… Winters fashioned her interpretation with stronger tones that had the raw sound of death combined with the prospect of unabated loneliness. Here her lowest tones became warmer and rounder when she described night as an immense shroud. By this time, Winters’ audience knew she was a gifted tragedienne.”
Maria Nockin, Opera Wire