Corinne Schaefer

Corinne Schaefer

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«“Zum Publikumsliebling, der dann folgerichtig auch beim Publikumsvotum vorne lag, avancierte dagegen die amerikanische Sopranistin Corinne Schaefer. Ihre Interpretation der “Zueignung” von Richard Strauss atmete Hingabe, ihre Bravour-Arie “Qui la voce sua soave” aus “I Puritani” von Vincenzo Bellini glänzte in Beweglichkeit und beeindruckender Höhe. Ein weiterer Pluspunkt war bei ihr die vielbeschworene Bühnenpräsenz, die sie zweifelsohne besitzt.”»
Annette Weigert, Die Rheinpfalz (2016)
«Falstaff “The clandestine lovers Corinne Schaefer and Taylor Stayton are not only charming, but their vocal chemistry is brought to a gorgeous moonlit finale."»
Lewis J Whittington, World of Music (2016)
«Die Zauberflöte “In one of the most outsized supporting roles ever created, Corinne Shaefer made a suitably furious Queen of the Night…dove cleanly into the famous "Hell's Fury/Der Hölle Rache " aria, nailing its Fs above high C without the difficulty.”»
Harriet Howard Heithaus, Naples Daily News (2016)
2017Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLucia Di Lammermoor
2017Bellini: I PuritaniElvira Walton
2017Bizet: CarmenMicaëla
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflötePamina
2017Puccini: TurandotLiù
2017Puccini: La BohèmeMimì
2017Verdi: La TraviataVioletta Valéry
2017Gounod: FaustMarguerite
2015Webber: Phantom of the OperaCarlotta
2012Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannOlympia
2012Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelGretel
2010Donizetti: Don PasqualeNorina
2010Puccini: La BohèmeMusetta
2010Bellini: NormaClotilde
2010Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin der Nacht (Queen of the Night)
2009Verdi: FalstaffNannetta
2009Adamo: Little WomenBeth March


Corinne Schaefer is an alumnus of the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, where she sang the roles of Nanetta in Falstaff, staged by director Tito Capobianco, Musetta in La Bohème, staged by director Dottie Danner, and Clotilde in Norma. In recent seasons, Corinne made her debut with Opera Naples as Die Königin der Nacht in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. She performed the role of Beth in the European premiere of Mark Adamo's Little Women in Brugge, Belgium as part of the Intermezzo Music Festival, and was a Studio Artist with Opera New Jersey, where she performed with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and covered the role of Norina in Don Pasquale. Other summer festival performances include engagements with the Amadeus Opernensemble Salzburg in Salzburg, Austria where she performed the roles of Die Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte, and Adele in Die Fledermaus. Recent performances include Olympia, in Les Contes d’Hoffman, with Vertical Player Repertory, and Gretel, in Hansel and Gretel, with New York Lyric Opera Theatre. For the past two years Corinne performed in the German production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, at Stage Theater Neue Flora, Hamburg, where she covered the role of Carlotta. Corinne performed the role of the dramatic diva, Carlotta, 114 times!

Corinne has performed a variety of concerts and recitals throughout Austria, Germany, Italy, and the United States. While in Salzburg she was heard in concert performing the works of Mozart, Paisiello, and Salieri in her program, Mozart: Friends and Enemies. Corinne has appeared as a soloist with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra for their Summer Concert Series, with Bucks County Symphony as the soloist in the Fauré Requiem, and for a series of concerts for Opera New Jersey and Opera at Florham.

A graduate from Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, Corinne received a BM in vocal performance. She has participated in masterclasses with Edda Moser, Montserrat Caballé, Virginia Zeani, Maria Chiara, Patricia Wise, and Ashley Putnam. Corinne currently studies with world-renowned soprano, Reri Grist.

Corinne’s awards include: 1st prize in Haßloch Meisterkurs La Primavera in 2013, finalist in the 2012 Liederkranz Competition, Advancement in the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in 2011 along with Encouragement awards from The Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation, Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition, and the Opera at Florham Vocal Competition. In 2009, She received an Encouragement Award from the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, and finally, in 2008, Corinne won 2nd place in the National Opera Association Vocal Competition, 3rd place in the FAVA Grand Concours de Chant, and 2nd place in the Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor Lucia Di Lammermoor No 2017
Bellini: I Puritani Elvira Walton No 2017
Bizet: Carmen Micaëla No 2017
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Pamina No 2017
Puccini: Turandot Liù No 2017


1st Prize Hassloch Meisterkurs La Primavera
finalist in the liederkranz competition
finalist in the fritz & Lavinia jensen foundation
encouragement award palm beach opera vocal competition
encouragement award the gerda lissner itnternational vocal competition
2nd place opera at florham violetta dupont vocal competition
3rd place fava grand concours de chant
2nd place artist national opera association vocal competition