Acclaimed by The New York Times as “an outstanding actress, as well as a singer of extraordinary grace and finesse,” American soprano Corinne Winters sings her signature role of Violetta this season at Theater Basel, for her house debut in a new Daniel Kramer production, and in Melbourne, where she debuts with Opera Australia. She also returns to the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda, and debuts at the Bregenz Festival in Austria.
Recent seasons have included major role debuts as the title character in Seattle Opera’s Katya Kabanova, Desdemona in Opera Vlaanderen’s Otello, Tatyana in Arizona Opera’s Eugene Onegin, Magda in La rondine at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and Liù in Turandot with the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel. Corinne has also brought her Violetta, praised by The Guardian as “a wonderful combination of feistiness and fragility, sung with unflagging intensity,” to audiences around the world – at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, San Diego Opera, Seattle Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, English National Opera, Opera Lyra Ottawa and Opera Hong Kong.
Other recent appearances include Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte (Royal Opera, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia), Mélisande in Pelléas et Mélisande (Opernhaus Zürich, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis), Mimì in La Bohème (ENO, Washington National Opera, Arizona Opera), Juliette in Roméo et Juliette (Arizona Opera), Alice Ford in Falstaff (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra), and Soong Ching-ling in the American premiere of Dr. Sun Yat-sen (Santa Fe Opera).
A recent nominee in the International Opera Awards Young Singer category, Corinne has won prizes from the Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation, Marcello Giordani Foundation, George London Foundation, Sullivan Foundation, Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation, Palm Beach Opera Competition, Gerda Lissner Foundation, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and is a recipient of Wolf Trap Opera House’s Career Grant.