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Elizabeth Watts performs with Britten Sinfonia in our season opening tour, as well as in a series of concerts and workshops as part of our Thetford Community Residency.

Elizabeth Watts studied archaeology at Sheffield University and singing at the Royal College of Music. This season’s highlights include Garsington Opera; Wigmore Hall; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko; Residentie Orkest and Jun Märkl and Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and Christian Zacharias.

Past concert highlights include Mahler with Robin Ticciati and Rossini with Gustavo Gimeno and the London Philharmonic Orchestra; Mozart with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Richard Egarr; and Britten Spring Symphony and Ravel L’enfant et les sortilèges with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle.

Opera roles have included Countess Le nozze di Figaro; Donna Elvira Don Giovanni; Fiordiligi Così fan tutte; Almirena Handel Rinaldo and Marzelline Fidelio, for Welsh National Opera; Glyndebourne; English National Opera and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Her recordings include Schubert and Strauss Lieder; Mozart with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Scarlatti with The English Concert, and Handel with the Academy of Ancient Music.

Elizabeth won the 2007 Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition and the 2006 Kathleen Ferrier Award. She is a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and was awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2011.