English National Opera’s new production of The Turn of the Screw in association with Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre enjoyed a successful run last month. There was praise for JBM artists Anita Watson as The Governess and conductor Toby Purser.

"…excellently conducted by Toby Purser…” Michael Billington, The Guardian

"…conducted with superb authority by ENO Mackerras Fellow Toby Purser." Fiona Maddocks, The Observer

“...Toby Purser’s impassioned conducting of excellent ENO instrumentalists…” Richard Morrison, The Times

“…a first night performance of scintillating precision under Toby Purser…" Mark Valencia, WhatsOnStage

“Hers is a gorgeous, liquid lyric soprano…” David Nice, The Arts Desk

“Without disguising the Governess’ complexity…Anita Watson powerfully makes her a woman driven more by moral anxiety than by luridly subjective fantasy.” Michael Billington, The Guardian

“As the Governess, Asia Watson sang with a beautifully sweet tone and finely, entrancingly nuanced phrasing.” Claire Seymour, Opera Today

“…Anita Watson’s superbly expressive Governess…” Richard Morrison, The Times