Press reviews

  • “Hers is a gorgeous, liquid lyric soprano...”

    David Nice, The Arts Desk

    Governess, The Turn of the Screw, English National Opera at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

  • “As the Governess, Anita Watson sang with a beautifully sweet tone and finely, entrancingly nuanced phrasing; her words - there were no surtitles though copies of the libretto were supplied - were as crystalline as her conception of her own ‘mission’.”

     

     

    Claire Seymour, Opera Today

    Governess, The Turn of the Screw, English National Opera at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

  • "Watson plays the character with a sweet lightness that is truly endearing.  Her duet about friendship with Papageno, the bird catcher, is very touching."

    Marina Spark

    Pamina, Die Zauberflöte, Welsh National Opera

  • “Capturing the audience with her clear and pure tone, Anita Watson plays the role of Donna Anna...Watson gave a most moving performance of her anguished character.”

    Claira Prider, Out in Perth 

    Donna Anna, Don Giovanni, West Australian Opera

  • Anita Watson was Anne Trulove, showing not only beautiful voice, since her dynamic handling is excellent, her pianissimi are marvellous and her forte are solid; her performance is convincing in the pursuit of the libertine in which Tom has become”.

    Gilberto Ponce Veras, Visonescriticas.com, 9/10/15

    The Rake's Progress, Teatro Municipal, Santiago de Chile

  • "Both Anita Watson and Ji-Min Park were Leeds debutants. She had a special charisma right from the start, so much so that she threatened to deter her suitor with her glossy veneer. Their interaction peaked in the final scene. Watson made the production of a lovely sound her real priority. In that she succeeded handsomely.”

    Martin Dreyer, Opera Magazine

    Mimi, La Bohème, Opera North

  • “Ms Watson had a strong dramatic presence and was stentorian or radiant as the music demanded.”

    Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard

    Verdi Requiem, Royal Opera House Fused Festival

  • “Most impressive of all was Anita Watson. She was magnificent revealing a wonderful Mozart voice regaling everyone in the packed house, hopefully this will be the first of many appearances here by the Australian soprano.”

    Gregor Tassie, Musical Opinion

    Donna Anna, Don Giovanni, Scottish Opera

Anita Watson as Mimì (La Bohème) Opera North
photo: Patrice Nin