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Elizabeth Watts in Conversation

Soprano and former Radio 3 New Generation Artist Elizabeth Watts is in conversation with Clemency Burton-Hill, talking about her life on and off the international concert stage.

BBC New Generation Artists a few years on: soprano Elizabeth Watts in conversation with Clemency Burton-Hill.

In the final programme in this occasional series, soprano Elizabeth Watts talks to Clemency about her life as an international concert artist. Elizabeth's two years on the Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme began in 2007 after she won the Song Prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition; she is now one of the UK's busiest singers on the concert and opera stage. The programme includes music by Strauss, Michael Head, Schubert and Bach.

Schubert: Die Forelle
Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
Roger Vignoles (piano)

Michael Head: Why have you stolen my delight?; A Piper; Sweet Chance
Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
Paul Turner (piano)

Strauss: Einerlei, Op. 69 No. 3; Schlechtes Wetter, Op. 69 No. 5
Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
Roger Vignoles (piano)

Bach: Zerfließe, mein Herze (from St John Passion)
Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr (director)

Alessandro Scarlatti: Se geloso è il mio core (from Endimione e Cintia)
Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
English Concert
Laurence Cummings (director).

45 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    Die Forelle D.550

    Performer: Elizabeth Watts. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
    • RCA Records.
    • 886732932-2.
    • 5.
  • Michael Head

    Why have you stolen my delight?

    Performer: Elizabeth Watts. Performer: Paul Turner.
  • Michael Head

    A Piper

    Performer: Elizabeth Watts. Performer: Paul Turner.
  • Michael Head

    Sweet chance, that led my steps abroad

    Performer: Elizabeth Watts. Performer: Paul Turner.
  • Richard Strauss

    Einerlei, Op 69 No 3

    Performer: Elizabeth Watts. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
    • Hyperion.
    • CDA67844.
    • 1.
  • Richard Strauss

    Schlechtes Wetter, Op 69 No 5

    Performer: Elizabeth Watts. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
    • Hyperion.
    • CDA67844.
    • 4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Zerfliesse, mein Herze (Johannespassion BWV.245)

    Performer: Elizabeth Watts. Director: Richard Egarr. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music.
    • Academy of Ancient Music Records.
    • AAM-002.
    • 43.
  • Alessandro Scarlatti

    Endimione e Cintia (Sento un'aura che dolce)

    Performer: Elizabeth Watts. Conductor: Laurence Cummings. Orchestra: The English Concert.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • HMU807574.
    • 2.

Broadcast

Find out more about the New Generation Artists scheme

Find out more about the New Generation Artists scheme

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