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

 

Arne Artaxerxes

Artaxerxes CD cover

…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

 

More praise for Handel Radamisto

More critical praise for Elizabeth:

HANDEL Radamisto, The English Concert, Harry Bicket, Barbican Hall, London

Elizabeth Watts outshone them both with her outstandingly communicative Tigrane, singing with bright conviction and conveying every emotional twist and turn with vivid clarity…showed how the repetitions in Handel’s arias can be made to feel dramatically essential.

Hugo Shirley, The Telegraph, 11 February, 2013

…the audience loved her for her gleaming singing as much as for her levity.

Erica Jeal, The Guardian, 11 February, 2013

With David Daniels, Luca Pisaroni and Elizabeth Watts in leading roles, it’s hard to imagine a better cast for Handel’s drama.

Rupert Christiansen,The Telegraph, 9 February, 2013