Artist Hyperion Records
Watts, Elizabeth (soprano)
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Elizabeth Watts (soprano)

Elizabeth Watts won the Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize at 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 previous year the Kathleen Ferrier Award. She is an Artist in Residence at the Southbank Centre, and a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist. Elizabeth was awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in February 2011.

Elizabeth’s critically acclaimed debut recording of Schubert Lieder for Sony Red Seal was followed in 2011 by an equally acclaimed disc of Bach cantatas for Harmonia Mundi, with whom she has an exclusive contract. She has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Yannick Nezét-Séguin; the London Symphony Orchestra and Michael Tilson Thomas; the Scottish Chamber Orchestra; the RIAS Kammerchor, Berlin; the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme of Strauss Orchestral songs. She has also performed with all the BBC orchestras, The English Concert, and the City of Birmingham Symphony and Hallé orchestras. Operatic appearances have included Marzelline (Fidelio) for The Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) for Santa Fe Opera and Welsh National Opera, for whom Elizabeth has also sung Pamina (Die Zauberflöte); and Almirena (Rinaldo) for Glyndebourne on Tour. As a recitalist Elizabeth has performed at the UK’s leading venues including the Purcell Room in London, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and at the Aldeburgh and Cheltenham festivals. She has also appreared at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and at London’s Wigmore Hall.

Elizabeth was a chorister at Norwich Cathedral and studied archaeology at Sheffield University before studying singing at the Royal College of Music in London. From 2005 to 2007 she was a member of English National Opera’s Young Singers Programme, where she appeared as Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro), Music and Hope in Monteverdi L’Orfeo and in Purcell’s King Arthur.

Albums

Arne: Artaxerxes
CKD358Download only
Strauss: The Complete Songs, Vol. 6 – Elizabeth Watts
Studio Master: CDA67844Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Artaxerxes (Arne)
Aus Rosen, Phlox  
Begegnung, TrV98 (Strauss)
Blick vom oberen Belvedere, Op 88 No 2 (Strauss)
Das Bächlein, Op 88 No 1 (Strauss)
Das ist ein schlechtes Wetter  
Der Stern  
Die erwachte Rose, TrV90 (Strauss)
Die Händler und die Macher  
Die Knospe träumte von Sonnenschein  
Die Künstler sind die Schöpfer  
Die Treppe hinunter gesprungen  
Drei Masken sah ich am Himmel stehn  
Du Bächlein silberhell und klar  
Einerlei  
Einst kam der Bock als Bote  
Es ging ein Wind durch's weite Land  
Es liebte einst ein Hase  
Es steht ein Lied in Nacht und Frost  
Es war einmal ein Bock  
Es war mal eine Wanze  
Fülle du! Gezier- und schöner Geist  
Fünf kleine Lieder, Op 69 (Strauss)
Hast du ein Tongedicht vollbracht  
Ich sehe ihn wieder  
Ihr Mund ist stets derselbe  
Krämerspiegel, Op 66 (Strauss)
Malven, TrV297 (Strauss)
Mein Wagen rollet langsam  
O lieber Künstler sei ermahnt  
O Schröpferschwarm, o Händlerkreis  
Rote Rosen, TrV119 (Strauss)
Schlechtes Wetter  
Unser Feind ist, grosser Gott  
Von Händlern wird die Kunst bedroht  
Waldesfahrt  
Weißt du die Rose, die du mir gegeben?  
Wer hat's gethan?, TrV142 (Strauss)
Wir beide wollen springen, TrV175 (Strauss)