Elizabeth Watts


The British soprano Elizabeth Watts, who was born in Norwich, initially graduated with a degree in archeology before she decided to study voice with Lillian Watson at the Royal College of Music. She won the Kathleen Ferrier Award in 2006, the Rosenblatt Song Prize in 2007, and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2011. She launched her stage career with the Young Singers Programme at English National Opera and was soon engaged by the Royal Opera House in London, where she has appeared as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Marzelline in Beethoven’s Fidelio. Other credits include Welsh National Opera and the Theater an der Wien. She especially concentrates on the concert repertoire from Bach and Handel to Britten and Ligeti, which she has performed with such conductors as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Andrew Manze, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Sir Simon Rattle, and Michael Tilson Thomas. She regularly gives lieder recitals as well.

July 2018