Elizabeth Watts soprano

Elizabeth was a chorister at Norwich Cathedral and studied archaeology at Sheffield University before attending the Royal College of Music.

She won the 2006 Kathleen Ferrier Prize, the 2007 Outstanding Young Artist Award at the Cannes "MIDEM Classique Awards" and gained international recognition at the 2007 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, winning the Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize and becoming a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist.

Elizabeth has established herself as "one of the brightest new talents" (The Independent). Her debut recording of Schubert Lieder was Gramophone Magazine’s Editor's Choice, and hailed for its "technical mastery" (Gramophone).

Her operatic work has included Le nozze di Figaro for Sante Fe Opera and Welsh National Opera, Orfeo and Die Zauberflöte for ENO and the title role in Handel’s Semele with Emmanuelle Haïm at the Aldeburgh Festival.

Elizabeth is much in demand as a recitalist and concert singer.  She has given recitals at the UK's leading venues, including Wigmore Hall and Bridgewater Hall, and at the Aldeburgh and Cheltenham Festivals. She has performed in concert with all the BBC orchestras, the Royal Scottish National, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Hallé Orchestras, with period-instrument groups including the AAM and The English Concert, and with Manchester Camerata at the 2009 BBC Proms. 


Elizabeth Watts's past performances


Recordings featuring Elizabeth Watts