Elizabeth Watts won the Rosenblatt recital Song Prize during the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2007. In the same year she was awarded the Outstanding Young Artist Award at the Cannes MIDEM Classique Awards and the Kathleen Ferrier Award in the previous year.
In opera Elizabeth Watts performs with companies including The Royal Opera Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera, Santa Fe Opera and Theater an der Wien; her singing roles include Mozart’s Countess and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Marzelline in Beethoven’s Fidelio and Almirena in Handel’s Rinaldo.
On the concert platform she sings withmboth modern and period orchestras including the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Philharmonia, Netherlands Philharmonic and Scottish Chamber Orchestras, Akademie für Alte Musik, The English Concert and Academy of Ancient Music, working with conductors Michael Tilson Thomas, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Olari Elts, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Richard Egarr, Harry Bicket and Sakari Oramo singing works such as Mahler’s Symphonies 2 and 4, Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 3, Brahms’ and Mozart’s Requiems, Bach’s Passions, and Haydn’s Creation.
In recital Elizabeth performs regularly at Wigmore Hall in London and further afield at venues including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Her critically acclaimed debut recording of Schubert’s Lieder for Sony was followed by an equally acclaimed disc of Bach’s Cantatas for Harmonia Mundi and a Hyperion recording of Richard Strauss’ Lieder with Roger Vignoles.
Elizabeth Watts was a chorister at Norwich Cathedral and studied archaeology at Sheffield University before studying singing at the Royal College of Music in London.
Mahler - Symphony No. 4
19 January 2016
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