Soprano Kristen Watson, hailed by critics for her “blithe and silvery” tone (The Boston Globe) and “striking poise” (Opera News), has made solo appearances with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Mark Morris Dance Group, American Classical Orchestra, Handel and Haydn Society, and Boston Baroque at such venues as Walt Disney Concert Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Boston’s Symphony Hall. Praised for her “keen musicianship, agility and seamless control” (San Antonio Express), Ms. Watson has been recognized by the Concert Artists Guild, Oratorio Society of New York, Joy in Singing, American Bach Society, and Louisville Bach Society competitions and was awarded both the Virginia Best Adams Fellowship at the Carmel Bach Festival and the Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellowship with Emmanuel Music. Opera audiences have heard her in productions with Odyssey Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Boston, Intermezzo Opera, Opera Providence, Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, Five College Opera and the Boston University Opera Institute in such roles as Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Adele in Die Fledermaus and the Voice of the Fountain in Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar directed by Peter Sellars. A versatile crossover artist, she has also performed frequently as a soloist with the Boston Pops in programs ranging from Mozart to Richard Rodgers. Additional solo performances include the North Carolina Symphony, San Francisco Early Music Society, Trinity Wall Street, Boston Early Music Festival, Aston Magna Festival, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, A Far Cry, Gulf Coast Symphony, Topeka Symphony, Pittsburgh Camerata, Arcadia Players and Musicians of the Old Post Road. Ms. Watson holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Boston University and currently teaches privately at Brandeis University.