Opera conductor admits making indecent images of children

Opera conductor admits making indecent images of children


norman lebrecht

March 27, 2015

The music director of an opera company in the west of England has pleaded guilty in Torquay to nine charges of making indecent images of children and a tenth of breaching the terms of his Sexual Offences Prevention Order, imposed for previous offences in 2006.

Jonathan Watts, 56, was music director of Devon Opera. A chorusmaster and pianist, he had also taken part in Dartington International Summer School.

Watts will be sentenced at Plymouth Crown Court on April 24.

jonathan watts

image: southwestshows


  • Ed says:

    Britten II

    • Chris Walsh says:

      Britten made indecent computer images of children?


    • Alexander says:

      If you want to say something about Benjamin Britten please go ahead and say it. He’s dead, so you can say what you like and not worry about being sued. However, if you do not have anything worthwhile to contribute, perhaps it would be better to say nothing at all.