Critical acclaim for Hercules

Elizabeth recently completed a European tour of Handel’s Hercules with The English Concert and Harry Bicket, delighting the critics:

“Elizabeth Watts confirmed her place as one of Britain’s leading sopranos as the traduced Iole, desolate in her lament for her lost home, but a match for Dejanira when accused of being Hercules’ lover. Like a cornered lioness, eyes flashing, claws out, we felt her bitter scorn in “Ah think what ills the jealous prove”. And yet, when Dejanira’s downfall was complete, her honeyed sweetness in “My breast with tender pity swells” was deeply moving.”

Stephen Pritchard, The Observer


“Elizabeth Watts… singing with appropriate and moving purity but unveiling fierce temperament – and pinpoint coloratura – when it was called for”

Hugo Shirley, The Telegraph


“As the innocent Iole, Elizabeth Watts’s fresh and lucid soprano moved around Handel’s notes with graceful expressiveness”

George Hall, The Guardian


Elizabeth recently recorded a disc of arias by Alessandro Scarlatti with The English Concert for release late 2015.