Praised for her “soul stripping, lyrical” interpretations (TheaterJones) and “polished and distinctively powerful” performances (Fort Worth Weekly), Corrie is a genre adventurous performer. With her iridescent presence and magnetic vulnerability, Corrie engages audiences in exploring a wide range of styles, languages, and periods. From premiers with Fort Worth Opera Frontiers Showcases, to participating in Cirque Du Soleil’s vocal workshops in Mexico, Mrs. Donovan is committed to the full range of vocal expression. Other credits include the New York Baroque Festival, and singing opera in Brazil on the Holland America Maasdam.
Mrs. Donovan’s captivating recitals often serve as repertoire mash-ups, offering audiences arias along with musical theater, jazz, traditional celtic, and art song. Throughout, Mrs. Donovan’s nimble explorations of meaning and text, and her unwavering authenticity energizes audiences.
Corrie sang with the Fort Worth Opera Young Artist Studio for five seasons as principle and guest artist. She debuted in Philip Glass’ chamber opera, Hydrogen Jukebox, a production dubbed by D Magazine as “surely the year’s most significant operatic event.” An intrepid musical explorer, Mrs. Donovan has sung complex and experimental repertoire with Fort Worth Opera’s Frontiers Showcases, so she dispatches extreme vocalizations such as goat trills with ease.
She also starred in the world premier of Crozier’s With Blood, With Ink, as well as in performances of Adamo’s Lysistrata, and Heggie’s Three Decembers. Other notable performances included roles in Ariadne auf Naxos, Glory Denied (cover), and La Bohème (cover).
Mrs. Donovan has also appeared as soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony and performed on the Cliburn concert series with award-winning American composer John Bucchino. At the invitation of the former president of Mexico, Vicente Fox, Mrs. Donovan performed with the Centro Fox Youth Orchestra, in outreach and family concerts.
Corrie also reimagines classical music through her own arrangements in concert and recital. Whether recreating some of operas classics into modern interpretations or marrying the styles of jazz and classical music, Corrie loves to explore all the vocal possibilities in her arrangements and performances.
Growing up, Corrie spent summers in her father’s homeland, Scotland, where she and her sister regularly sang traditional celtic music for friends and family. It was the music’s chant-like storytelling and emotional directness that got to her, andhave influenced her approach to music and life.