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Elizabeth Watts

Elizabeth Watts

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. She was awarded an Hon DMus from Sheffield in 2013 and became a Fellow of the RCM in 2017. She is a prolific recording artist, and her recordings include critically acclaimed discs of Lieder by Schubert and Strauss; Mozart arias with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra; works by Alessandro Scarlatti with The English Concert, and most recently, Handel Brockes Passion with the Academy of Ancient Music.

 

This season Elizabeth will sing/direct the Britten Sinfonia on tour in the UK and Spain in a programme including a UK and a world premiere; sing Strauss and Mahler with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko; Messiah with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León in Valladolid with Richard Egarr; Bruckner Mass no. 3 at the Sage Gateshead with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and their new chief conductor Dinis Sousa and Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner.

 

Elizabeth won the 2007 Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition as well as the 2006 Kathleen Ferrier Award. She is a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and was awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in February 2011.
 

 

 

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