Helen Watts

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Helen Watts CBE (7 December 1927 – 7 October 2009) was a Welsh contralto.[1]

She was born in Milford Haven, Wales, and educated at the Abbots Bromley School for Girls and at the Royal Academy of Music. She began her career with the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, and was a regular broadcaster on the Welsh Home Service. She subsequently had a distinguished career as an opera singer. In 1978 she was awarded the CBE.

Watts died on 7 October 2009 at the age of 81.[2] Watts's husband Michael Mitchell, a viola player, died in 2007. [1]


  • D. Brook, Singers of Today (Revised Edition - Rockliff, London 1958), pp. 198–200.


  1. ^ a b "Helen Watts obituary in the". Daily Telegraph. 1 November 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Profile, gramophone.co.uk; accessed 12 April 2014.

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