Corinne Winters
Soprano
New England Third Place Winner, 2009
New England First Place Winner 2010



Corinne Winters began the 2015-2016 season as Mimì in La bohème with the English National Opera and as Liù in Turandot with the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar in Venezuela. She goes on to Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp and Ghent as Desdemona (role debut), to Zurich for Mélisande, (role and company debuts), to Rome’s Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia as Fiordiligi (role debut), and makes another role debut as Alice Ford with the City of Birmingham Symphony. Corinne began last season as Mimì with Washington National Opera, rejoined Arizona Opera in Tucson and Phoenix as Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, and appeared as Donna Anna in Don Giovanniwith Opera Vlaanderen. In spring the soprano returns to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Magda in La rondine. She also introduced her new CD “Canción amorosa: Songs of Spain” first in Manhattan, then at the Tucson Desert Song Festival, and later with the New York Festival of Song at Vocal Arts, DC.

 

Highlights of her 2013/2014 season, when she was on the Met roster for the second year, were Vendulka in Smetana’s The Kiss in Saint Louis, Violetta in La traviata with Wolf Trap Opera and with Michigan Opera Theatre, Mimì with Kentucky Opera and Arizona Opera, Micäela in Carmen with Virginia Opera, Teresa in Benvenuto Cellini at English National Opera, and Soon Ching-ling in the American premiere of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, by Chinese-born American composer Huang Ruo, at Santa Fe Opera. Her concerts included a George London Foundation recital with Matthew Polenzani, an appearance with the New York Festival of Song and a spring Verdi gala with the Washington chorus.

 

Originally from Frederick, MD, Corinne obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Maryland’s Towson University, a Masters degree in vocal performance from the Peabody Conservatory, and an Artist Diploma from Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts, where she was Nannetta in Falstaff, Despina in Così fan tutte, Monica in Respighi's La Fiamma, and Norina in Don Pasquale. Other early roles included the Second Gossip (cover Rosina) in The Ghosts of Versailles, Mrs. Anderssen in A Little Night Music, and the Countess (cover) in The Marriage of Figaro in St. Louis, the title role in Lehár's Giuditta with Philadelphia’s Concert Operetta Theatre, and Baroness Gondremarck in Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne at Lake George Opera. In the 2012/2013 season, while covering Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites at the Met, Corinne joined Arizona Opera as Juliette in Roméo et Juliette and then sang Violetta in La traviata, first with Opera Hong Kong, then in a new production with English National Opera in her European debut, and later in concert with Opera Lyra Ottawa. The soprano also joined the New York Festival of Song for a program entitled "Women," women's lives narrated in their own words.

 

In addition to receiving the Anita Erdman Award in Opera and Peabody Merit Scholarship from Peabody Conservatory, Corinne has won many prizes, including the George London/Leonie Rysanek Award in the George London Competition (2012), the First Prize, Critics Choice Award, and Vero Beach Prize in the 2012 Marcello Giordani Foundation Competition, First Prize in the 2011 Licia-Albanese-Puccini Foundation Competition, First Prize and Career Grant in the 2010 Sullivan Foundation Competition, First Prize in the 2010 Palm Beach Opera Competition, and Second Prize from the Gerda Lissner Foundation (2010).

 

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