Corinne Costell, soprano
Corinne Costell is a soprano from Port Jefferson Station, New York who just finished her second year with the Chicago Opera Theater /Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University Professional Diploma and Young Artist Program. Most recently, Corinne premiered the role of Wren #1 in The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing while also covering the role of Sara Turing in the same production in March 2023. She also performed the role of Emmie in Albert Herring this past January, while also covering the role of Miss Wordsworth in the same production. Previously, Corinne premiered the role of Phoebe in The Beekeeper, composed by Wang Lu and libretto by Kelley Rourke with the Chicago Opera Theater in March 2022. She has covered multiple roles so far with the Chicago Opera Theater, such as Micaëla in their September 2021 production of Carmen, and Yan the elf in Mark Adamo’s Becoming Santa Claus in December 2021. Corinne finished off her Young Artist season with Chicago Opera Theater as Ivy in the Vanguard production of The Cook-Off composed by Shawn Okpebholo and written by Mark Campbell. She has already been invited back by the Chicago Opera Theater to be the Soprano Soloist/The Vendor in the upcoming production of The Nose by Dmitri Shostakovich this December. Early in 2024, Corinne will premiere a new opera entitled Wet Dirt
as the lead role of Deer with Thompson Street Opera.