Previously she has sung title role Carmen and Marguerite La Damnation de Faust (English National Opera), Olga Eugene Onegin (Royal Opera House/Canadian Opera Company/Glyndebourne Festival Opera), Sesto La clemenza di Tito, Edwige Rodelinda, Varvara Katya Kabanova, Pauline Queen of Spades (Glyndebourne Festival Opera), Brangäne Tristan und Isolde, Venus Tannhäuser and Lady Macbeth in Ernst Bloch’s Macbeth (Frankfurt), Preziosilla La Forza del Destino (Rouen).
Louise Winter has sung with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle, the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis, the Hallé Orchestra under Mark Elder, the Philharmonia Orchestra under Sir Charles Mackerras, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Carlo Rizzi. She has taken part in many of the BBC Proms over the last decade. As a recitalist she has appeared at the Wigmore Hall, St John’s, Smith Square, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Bath, Belfast and City of London Festivals and at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
Her recordings include the complete songs of Frank Bridge for Hyperion, and Haydn Masses under Richard Hickox for Chaconne. Performances on DVD include the Goddess Diana La Calisto conducted by René Jacobs.
Plans include Anaide in Leconcavallo’s Zazà (Opera Holland Park), Gertrude in Brett Dean’s Hamlet (Glyndebourne on Tour), and Pilar in David Sawer’s The Skating Rink (Garsington).
“……with immaculate support from … Louise Winter as her drunken, happy-go-lucky mother.” Zazà/Opera Holland Park, The Stage, July 2017
“….with Louise Winter doing an Ab Fab style comic turn as Zazà’s embarrassingly dipsomaniac mother.” Zazà/Opera Holland Park, The Telegraph, July 2017
“…Louise Winter a warmly, maternal Larina.” Eugene Onegin/Garsington, Sunday Times, June 2016
“The cast have “lived in” their roles. Marcus Farnsworth homes in on the essential innocence of Eddy, a rightwing Cockney thug. Louise Winter sings strongly as his wife (the Jocasta figure)…” Greek/Linbury Studio Theatre, Financial Times, October 2013
“Louise Winter came into her own in a dramatic recitative and captured the menace in the words Do to him as he has done.” bachtrack, March 2013
“Louise Winter was a chilling Kabanicha.” Katya Kabanova/Longborough Festival, Opera Magazine, September 2012
“..Louise Winter’s gloriously vulgar stepmother..” Cendrillon/Blackheath Concert Halls, Independent on Sunday, July 2012
“The singing and acting from the four accomplished singers was first-rate, with especially touching moments from Louise Winter as Eddy’s wife/birth-mother and an a vicious, spitting duet for the two sopranos as the (somewhat anachronistic) sphinx.” Greek/Buxton Opera House, backtrack, July 2011
“Louise Winter’s lovely Dido, poised and poignant, reminded me at times of Flagstad’s.” Opera Magazine
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