B i o g r a p h y
Glenn Winters is a versatile and gifted musician who has received acclaim as solo and collaborative pianist, operatic baritone, author, lecturer, blogger, librettist and composer.
Following an appearance as guest artist with the 1999 Operafestival di Roma in Rome italy, where he sang the role of Don Alfonso and served as chorus master in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, Dr. Winters became Community Outreach Musical Director for Virginia Opera in 2004.
He has become a popular lecturer in the region, teaching opera classes for ten colleges and universities, hosting broadcasts on two public radio stations and bringing his passion for opera to community organizations of every description.
His book The Opera Zoo: Singers, Composers and Other Primates was published in 2013 by Kendall Hunt Publishing. His blog "Operation Opera" was awarded third place in a national competition of arts blogs sponsored by Carnegie Hall's 2012 "Spring for Music" festival. Essays posted on the blog have been singled out by the National Association of Teachers of Singing and Operagasm.com as notable essays of the year.
Dr. Winters' operas have been performed throughout the United States. Katie Luther was performed in Albuqurque NM, St. Louis MO and Baltimore MD in 2013. His children's opera Tales From the Brothers Grimm has been staged in tours by the Cimarron Opera Co. in Norman, OK as well as multiple statewide educational tours of Virginia Opera's Emerging Artist program.
Virginia Opera will stage his latest operas, The Empress and the Nightingale and The Princess and the Pea for its 2014-2015 touring season.
His operas for children combine fast-moving, humorous libretti with highly-crafted musical scores and grateful vocal writing.