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Don Giovanni - Maryland Opera Studio 2023

IN THE NEWS

PRESS QUOTES

the lives left behind

"Would that more Fringe productions imbued their works with this much ambition and sheer talent."

THE WASHINGTON POST

CAPITAL FRINGE FESTIVAL - SILVER FINCH ARTS COLLECTIVE 2018

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le nozze di figaro

"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."

DC THEATRE ARTS

ANNAPOLIS OPERA 2022

l'incoronazione di poppea

"Corrine [sic] Hayes’ production took full advantage of the space’s intimacy. The singers were often just feet, even inches away from audience members. The impact of the drama, enacted with gripping intensity, was all the more potent. With this abridged edition running a trim two-and-one-half hours with intermission, Hayes kept the action at fever pitch. The tumultuous events of ancient Rome were strikingly realized with economy of means."

SOUTH FLORIDA CLASSICAL REVIEW

MIAMI MUSIC FESTIVAL 2023

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DIE Zauberflöte 

"Director Corrine Hayes made a good show out of the limiting stage in Maryland Hall. The blocking of the characters followed a clear line of action and utilized the space in a way that made the company seem much larger than it is at times. ... The Magic Flute at the Annapolis Opera was a fun, humorous classic sure to delight longtime opera fans and newbies alike."

DC THEATER ARTS

ANNAPOLIS OPERA 2023

Così fan tutte

"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."

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

WINTER OPERA OF ST. LOUIS 2016

"Stage director Corinne Hayes manages her players wonderfully. Every move is natural, stage pictures are well-composed, the chorus of servants and musicians is given lovely detail, and every instrumental passage is filled with meaningful physical action... All in all a beautiful job by Ms. Hayes."

BROADWAYWORLD

WINTER OPERA OF ST. LOUIS 2016

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la rondine

"Corinne Hayes’ staging flowed wonderfully with the characters and venues well delineated."

SOUTH FLORIDA CLASSICAL REVIEW

MIAMI MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

"...director Corinne Hayes created a fast-paced, comedic romp. Each of the characters was distinctively framed, the humor never forced or exaggerated."

SOUTH FLORIDA CLASSICAL REVIEW

MIAMI MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019

Agua, azucarillos, y aguardiente

"The opening pantomime scene brilliantly set up the story... Director Corinne Hayes did a brilliant job in giving each character lovable qualities even to the somewhat questionable Serafin."

MD THEATRE GUIDE

TEATRO LIRICO OF DC 2016

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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