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"Soprano Anita Watson captured the opera’s true tragedy, that of the spurned Micaëla and her devotion to José and to his dying mother, in an impeccably sung account of her exquisite music.”

Mark Valencia, Bachtrack

Micaëla, Carmen, Welsh National Opera

Anita Watson as Micaela in Carmen for Welsh National Opera
"Of the principals, Anita Watson's radiant Micaëla, a homely foil for the fickle heroine, is well worth catching"

Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times

Micaëla, Carmen, Welsh National Opera

“Anita Watson sings sweetly as an unexpectedly bearable, forthright Micaela". 

Alexandra Coghlan, The Spectator

Micaëla, Carmen, Welsh National Opera

“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

“It’s hard to imagine a more ideal Pamina than Anita Watson.  Her rich, silky soprano wrapped itself lovingly round Mozart’s delicious melodies, and Watson’s well-shaped phrasing created strong character and spirit.”

Claire Seymour, Opera Today

Pamina, The Magic Flute, Welsh National Opera

“Anita Watson is the freshest, most natural Pamina imaginable, delightfully uninhibited in her scenes with Papageno, clear-voiced and deeply touching in “Ach, ich fühl’s.”

Stephen Walsh, The Arts Desk

Pamina, The Magic Flute, Welsh National Opera

“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

“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

“The central figure, the Governess, is sung here by Anita Watson. The gentle radiance of her soprano and the unforced clarity of her diction (there are no surtitles) are matched by an economical, but always eloquent physical performance. Her smile speaks volumes".

Yehuda Shapiro, The Stage

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

“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

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“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,

Ann Trulove, 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

“Anita Watson (Freia) contributed a voice of lustrous beauty and enough power to serve as a potential Valkyrie"

Robert Markow, Opera Magazine

Orchestra of the Music Makers, Singapore

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