Corinne Hayes is a stage director, dramaturg, and educator, who 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 for Annapolis Opera and FIorencia en el Amazonas for the Maryland Opera Studio. Highlights of the 22-23 season included a new production of Don Giovanni with the Maryland Opera Studio, a new staging of Le nozze di Figaro for Annapolis Opera, and a return to Miami Music Festival for L'incoronazione di Poppea. In recent seasons, Corinne created new productions of L’Orfeo, La rondine, Poppea, and Figaro for Miami Music Festival, Rigoletto for Opera Mississippi, and Così fan tutte for Winter Opera St. Louis. Corinne has staged Carmen for Shreveport Opera, The Little Prince and Hansel and Gretel for Red River Lyric Opera, and has led site-specific productions of David Conte’s The Gift of the Magi and Gershwin's Blue Monday with Marble City Opera.
In addition to her role at the university, Corinne serves as Artistic Advisor for DC-based opera theater company IN Series, where she conceived and directed a virtual production of Melissa Dunphy’s The Gonzales Cantata, directed the world premiere of ZAVALA-ZAVALA, and 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) and E. Loren Meeker (Don Giovanni). Beyond the rehearsal hall, Corinne has presented courses and lectures at the University of Maryland, Temple University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Webster University.