October 13, 2015
Corinne Winters speaks with The Independent about marketing opera to young people and her new life as a Londoner.
Corinne Winters, the young American soprano, meets me at the London Coliseum. It has effectively been her artistic home since her breakthrough appearance as Violetta in Verdi’s La traviata in 2013. Her megawatt personality and quick, strong thinking remain undimmed after a full-on morning rehearsal for English National Opera’s new production of La bohème, in which she sings Mimi, perhaps Puccini’s best-loved heroine. At 32, she has everything: the voice, the charisma, the looks, the intensity, the acting. Her Violetta – touching, vulnerable and vocally flexible, melting or brilliantly edgy as necessary – apparently won her several years’ worth of further engagements.