After completing a Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Australian soprano Anita Watson graduated from the Australian Opera Studio and Cologne Opera Studio as well as the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Anita has won prizes in many prestigious competitions, amongst them the Australian Singing Competition, the Queen Sonja International Music Competition in Oslo, Neue Stimmen in Germany and the Placido Domingo Operalia Competition. Her brilliant performance at the 2009 ARD Music Competition in Munich brought her the first prize as well as the audience prize.
Anita's performed roles at the Royal Opera House including a Blumenmädchen in Parsifal, Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Naiad in Ariadne auf Naxos as well as Gretel and Dewfairy in Hänsel and Gretel. Her other roles have included the title role in Handel's Xerxes, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare, Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia, Pedro in Don Quichotte, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and Micaela in Carmen for the Australian Opera Studio, Barena in Jenufa for Cologne Opera and Ann Putnam in The Crucible for IVAI.
Anita made recently her Italian debut at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice in "Turn of the screw" by Britten in the main female role Governess and her Salzburg Festival debut as 5th Maid in Elektra. In 2011 she sang Mimi at the National Reisopera in the Netherlands and Donna Anna at the Salzburg Landestheater as well as at La Fenice, Venice and in the same role she made her house debut at Sydney Opera House in 2012. Ms. Watson will return to the Royal Opera in Covent Garden in the Magic Flute in 2013. She is also looking forwards to singing the Governess at the Théatre du Capitole in Toulouse France in 2014.
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