Violetta, La traviata

by Beth Stewart


Wolf Trap Opera with National Symphony Orchestra, 2013

 "The anticipatory buzz of this production centered on Corinne Winters, partly because she is local (from Frederick) and familiar (she sang Anne Trulove in Wolf Trap Opera’s “The Rake’s Progress” last summer at the Barns), but mainly because she had a resounding success in this role this year at the English National Opera and appears to be on the brink of a big career.

She didn’t disappoint. Her voice is full and round, with comfortable high notes but also a darkness that suggests she might move into a slightly more dramatic repertory with time. And she has a gamine intensity that made for a magnetic performance. Her voice is still on the light side for the outpourings of Act II, which calls for the biggest singing of the night, but that’s a quibble, particularly given her desperate, searing performance of her duet with Pallesen/Germont.

She’s coming to the Virginia Opera next spring as Micaela in “Carmen” and to the Washington National Opera (we don’t know in what, yet) in the fall of 2014. You might want to mark your calendars.
Anne Midgette, The Washington Post