“[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.
“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.
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.