Category Archives: Recordings
Mozart Arias with Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Baldini
Bach St Matthew Passion AAM / Egarr
Bach St John Passion AAM / Egarr
J. S. Bach Cantatas & Arias
“A performance which mixes sumptuousness and refinement with impeccable poise and style…Watts is as authoritative and compelling a Bach soprano as you will find anywhere today.” – International Record Review
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“[She] immediately makes plain why she is one of today’s most talked about young sopranos. Her beautiful, honey-toned voice, perfect intonation and innate understanding of this repertoire make this a stand-out CD.” – Stephen Pritchard, The Observer.
Strauss, The Complete Songs
“Elizabeth Watts sings gloriously, rising fluently to the high tessitura of Strauss’s melodic lines… Her beautiful voice, sensitive phrasing and response to word-meanings are consistently rewarding.” – Ivan March, Gramaphone.
…the more brilliant tone of Elizabeth Watts combines with her more vivid treatment of the words (try her first aria Fly, soft ideas) and the more forward recorded sound to make a stronger impression…Watts’s triumphant upper notes, while the ruthless virtuousity of her Monster away! carries all before it.
John Steane, Gramophone, April 2011
Brahms German Requiem
“This… was big, slow and overwhelming. The choral singing was wonderfully intense, and soloists Elizabeth Watts and Stéphane Degout were both outstanding. The long silence at its close, which no one dared to fracture with applause, was testament to its impact. ”
– Tim Ashley, The Guardian