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CoriNne Hayes

STAGE DIRECTOR

GORGEOUS.

PERFECTLY CAPTURED COMEDY.

"Annapolis Opera’s production of The Marriage of Figaro is a beautiful blend of music, singing, and physical comedy. Directed by Corinne Hayes, with choreography by Sarah Oppenheim, and conducted by Craig Kier, it brings Mozart’s classic opera buffa to gorgeous life... Corinne Hayes does a wonderful job as director. The singers navigate the stage and each other well, and perfectly capture the comedy both vocally and physically. It gives much to enjoy for opera aficionados and novices alike."

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO | ANNAPOLIS OPERA

DC THEATER ARTS

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at a glance.

Corinne Hayes is a stage director, dramaturg and educator, and has recently been named Interim Director of the Maryland Opera Studio at the University of Maryland, where she also serves as Director of Acting. In the 23-24 season, Corinne leads new productions of Die Zauberflöte (Annapolis Opera) and FIorencia en el Amazonas (Maryland Opera Studio). Highlights of the 22-23 season included a new production of Don Giovanni with the Maryland Opera Studio, a staged reading of a new work by composer Justine F. Chen and playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger (TWA, based on a 17th-century murder ballad), a new staging of Le nozze di Figaro for Annapolis Opera, and a return to Miami Music Festival for L'incoronazione di Poppea.

In addition to her role at the university, Corinne serves as Artistic Advisor for DC-based opera theater company IN Series, where she works closely with Artistic Director Timothy Nelson; with IN Series, Corinne conceived and directed a virtual production of Melissa Dunphy’s The Gonzales Cantata, directed the world premiere of ZAVALA-ZAVALA, and has served as Creative Producer on Black Flute, BOHEME in the Heights, and OTHELLO/DESDEMONA. Corinne’s long association with Washington National Opera includes serving as Assistant Director to Francesca Zambello (Candide, The Little Prince, et al.) and E. Loren Meeker (Don Giovanni).

Don Giovanni - Maryland Opera Studio 2023

SMART & HUMOROUS.

"Stage director Corinne Hayes kept things moving smartly, with plenty of humorous touches. She found ways to differentiate between her characters and make them more believable, and used scenic designer Scott Loebl’s attractive unit set well."

COSI FAN TUTTE | WINTER OPERA ST. LOUIS

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

Corinne Hayes wears a red shirt and smiles at the camera.
Corinne Hayes wears a red shirt and smiles at the camera.
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