Carolene Winter

Carolene Winter (Frau Schmidt), soprano, holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Voice and Piano and the Master of Music in Vocal Performance from California State University, Fresno, and has also studied at the Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna, Austria.  At the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria, Ms. Winter performed to critical acclaim in their public orchestral/opera series.  Ms. Winter’s vocal and dramatic abilities have included performances at The Barnes at Wolf Trap, Cleveland Opera, Ohio Light Opera, West Bay Opera in California, Prince George’s Civic Opera and Annapolis Opera.  Her operatic repertoire includes the roles of Gilda in Rigoletto, Musetta in La Boheme, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Adele and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Euridice in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld and Mabel in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance.  Ms. Winter’s concert and oratorio performances have included appearances with the Washington Bach Consort, the Baltimore Symphony, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Chesapeake Youth Symphony, the Fresno Philharmonic and the Annapolis Chorale and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra.  Ms. Winter is the Parish Organist at St. Anne’s Episcopal Parish in Annapolis, Maryland, and is the rehearsal accompanist for the Annapolis Youth Chorus.