All posts by Liz Watts

CPE Bach Magnificat wins Gramophone Award

Elizabeth’s recording of CPE Bach’s Magnificat with the RIAS Kammerchor and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin conducted by Hans-Christoph Rademann has won the Gramophone Award for Best Baroque Vocal recording. The disc also contains the splendid motet “Heilig ist Gott”, Richard Wigmore of Gramophone describing it as “The finest recording of CPE’s choral masterpiece I have heard”.

Elizabeth’s recording of JS Bach’s  St John Passion with the Academy of Ancient Music was also shortlisted for the award.

Dress going for a song!

Want a couture Vivienne Westwood gown? Well Elizabeth is wearing one for the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday and having been donated by Dame Vivienne, it is being auctioned off to raise money for the brilliant charity Streetwise Opera. Bidding is already open so go to to make an offer!

UPDATE: The dress is now sold! Thanks to all who made the auction possible.


Pictures by Asa Westerlund

Elizabeth to sing at the last night of the proms

Elizabeth is delighted to be singing at The Last Night of the Proms this year on 13th September. She will be singing in Strauss’ cantata about the Battle of Hastings “Taillefer”. Elizabeth will be wearing a top designer dress that will be auctioned on ebay after in aid of Streetwise Opera. Watch this space for more details…

Mozart, Don Giovanni, The Royal Opera House, February 2014

“Watts turns Batti, batti into a song of seduction, claiming the entire audience as her conquest.”

Andrew Clark, Financial Times


“Elizabeth Watts’s Zerlina was exquisitely sung, elevating the character into a passionate, sexually aware creature who has clearly outgrown her provincial past.”

Ashutosh Khandekar, Opera Now


“Best of all was Elizabeth Watts’ Zerlina – perhaps the most purely captivating aspect of an invigorating if uneven evening.”

Rupert Christiansen, Daily Telegraph


“Holten is lucky with his cast…Elizabeth Watts’ perky Zerlina… ”

George Hall, The Stage


– Andrew Clark, Financial Times