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Watson, Janice (soprano)
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Janice Watson (soprano)

Janice Watson studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and first came to prominence as winner of the Kathleen Ferrier memorial award.

In opera Miss Watson has sung Pamina with the Paris Opera; Vitellia for the Flanders Opera; Strauss’ Daphne and Arabella and Elettra (Idomeneo) at the Santa Fe Festival; Daphne, Arabella and Eva (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) with the San Francisco Opera; Pamina, Countess Almaviva and Arabella at the Bavarian State Opera; Ellen Orford at the Vienna State Opera, Netherlands Opera and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Britten’s Gloriana under Richard Hickox at the Aldeburgh Festival; Countess Almaviva for the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin and in Tokyo, Micaela at both the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Metropolitan Opera, and both Countess Almaviva and Liu at the Metropolitan Opera. She has been a regular guest with both English National Opera (most recently as the Marschallin) and Welsh National Opera (most recently as Strauss’ Ariadne).

Her concerts include the Boston Symphony Orchestra under both Norrington and Previn, the San Francisco Symphony under Tilson-Thomas, the London Symphony Orchestra under Colin Davis, Previn and Chailly, the Orchestre de Paris under Brüggen, the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields under Marriner, the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Haitink and both the Chicago Symphony and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestras under Riccardo Chailly.

Her many recordings include Orff's Carmina Burana, Poulenc's Gloria and Howells' Missa Sabrinensis under Rozhdestvensky. She recorded Ellen Orford under Richard Hickox (for which she received a Grammy Award) and with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Colin Davis; Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream under Sir Colin Davis and the title role in Jenufa under Sir Charles Mackerras.

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Albums

Beethoven: Early Cantatas
CDH55479Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Beethoven: Mass in C major
CDH55263Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Beethoven: Symphonies
CDS44301/55CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Bridge: Songs
CDD220712CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
MacCunn: Land of the mountain and the flood & other orchestral works
CDA66815
Sullivan: The Golden Legend
CDA672802CDs for the price of 1 — Archive Service
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
This album is not yet available for downloadHYP202CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Ah! perfido, Op 65 (Beethoven)
All things that we clasp and cherish (Bridge)
Aria: Per pietà, non dirmi addio  
Cantata on the death of Emperor Joseph II, WoO87 (Beethoven)
Come to me in my dreams (Bridge)
Cradle song (Bridge)
Da kam Joseph, mit Gottes Stärke  
Da stiegen die Menschen an's Licht  
Day after day (Bridge)
Ein Ungeheuer, sein Name Fanatismus  
Er schläft von den Sorgen seiner Welten entladen  
Fair daffodils (Bridge)
Goldenhair (Bridge)
Hier schlummert seinen stillen Frieden  
I cling and swing  
I love a lass (Dumbiedykes)  
Jeanie Deans (MacCunn)
Lean out of the window  
Love is a rose (Bridge)
Love went a-riding (Bridge)
Mass in C major, Op 86 (Beethoven)
Ne' giorni tuoi felici, WoO93 (Beethoven)
Oh! would that I again (Effie)  
Presto – Allegro assai 'Ode to Joy'  
Scena: Ah! perfido, spergiuro  
Sleep for the day is done (Effie)  
So early in the morning, O: – (Bridge)
Sonnet 'When most I wink' (Bridge)
Speak to me, my love! (Bridge)
Symphony No 9 in D minor 'Choral', Op 125 (Beethoven)
The Golden Legend (Sullivan)
Todt, stöhnt es durch die öde Nacht!  
Tremate, empi, tremate, Op 116 (Beethoven)
What can it be? (Jeanie)  
What does little birdie say?  
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