Requiem Mozart – The Nottingham Chamber Singers

Emily is the alto soloist for Mozart’s Requiem, with The Nottingham Chamber Singers and The New Classical Players, at St Barnabas Cathedral.

24th September 2022

St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham


Albert Herring Britten – New Palace Opera

Emily sings the role of Nancy in a concert performance of Albert Herring with New Palace Opera.

Michael Thorne Conductor

4th December 2022

St John’s Waterloo, London


Elijah Mendelssohn – Nottingham Bach Choir

Emily is the mezzo-soprano soloist for Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Nottingham Bach Choir.

18th March 2023

Nottingham


Fourth Symphony Mahler – Kew Sinfonia 

Emily is the soloist for Mahler’s Fourth Symphony and premiers some new compositions with Kew Sinfonia.

Daniel Hogan Conductor

2023


Past Performances

Der Fliegende Holländer Wagner- Grange Park Opera 

Emily sings chorus in this free staging production of Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer, starring Bryn Terfel, Rachel Nicholls and Nicky Spence.

Anthony Negus Conductor

14th and 16th July 2022

Grange Park Opera, West Horsley


Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky – Opera Holland Park

Emily performs the role of Madame Larina in Opera Holland Park’s Young Artist performances of Eugene Onegin.

Emma Black Director

Hannah von Wiehler Conductor

13th and 23rd June 2022

Opera Holland Park


Gloria Vivaldi – Mansfield Choral Society

Emily is the alto soloist for Vivaldi’s Gloria with Mansfield Choral Society.

7th May 2022

Mansfield


Petite messe solennelle RossiniYork Musical Society

Alto soloist

David Pipe Conductor

2nd April 2022

Memorial Hall, St Peter’s School, York


Young Artist Masterclass – Opera Holland Park

Emily performs in a Masterclass with Amanda Roocroft, as part of the Opera Holland Park 2022 Young Artist programme.

28th March 2022

Pushkin House, London


Flight Jonathan Dove – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Emily performs the role of Minskwoman in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s production of Flight. This production has been postponed from March 2021 to 2022.

James Bonas Director 

Matthew Kofi Waldren Conductor

14th and 18th March 2022

New Athenaeum Theatre, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


Sea Pictures Elgar- Royal Concert Hall Nottingham

Emily performs Elgar’s Sea Pictures, with piano, as a pre-concert recital on the main stage at the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham before the BBC Philharmonic perform Elgar’s Symphony No.1.

22nd February 2022

Royal Concert Hall Nottingham


Recital for Southwell Music Festival Fringe 

Emily premiers Guy Turner’s song cycle The Ways of Love and explores the theme of A Longing for a Time, a Place, a State of Being as part of the Fringe of the 2021 Southwell Music Festival.

Emily Hodkinson – Mezzo Soprano

Paul Provost – Piano

Friday 27th August 2021

11am, Southwell Methodist Church

Free Entry


Recital for Nottingham Bach Choir Cancelled due to Covid-19

June 2021

St Mary’s Church, Nottingham


Impressions de Pelléas Debussy, arr. Marius Constant – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Cancelled due to Covid-19

Emily performs the role of Geneviève in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s production of Impressions de Pelléas. 

Mark Hathaway Director

Duncan Williams Musical Preparation 

May 2021

AGOS Studio, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


Gala in the Garden – Manor Opera

Hazel Neighbour – Soprano

Emily Hodkinson – Mezzo-Soprano

Thomas Kinch – Tenor

Thomas Chenhall – Baritone

Nigel Gyte – Piano

Hosted by: Kamilla Dunstan & Carrie-Ann Williams

31st May 2021

Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor


Opera Scenes Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Emily performs the roles of Cendrillon in Cendrillon and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in opera scenes at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

PJ Harris Director

14th May 2020

AGOS Studio, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


L’enfant et les Sortilèges Ravel – BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Postponed due to Covid-19

Emily performs the roles of La libellule and l’écureuil in a semi-staged  performance of L’enfant et les Sortilèges. It is a collaboration between the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, conducted by Martyn Brabbins. 

Martyn Brabbins Conductor 

15th April 2021

Glasgow City Halls, Glasgow


Flight Jonathan Dove – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Postponed to 2022 due to Covid-19

Emily performs the role of Minskwoman in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s production of Flight. 

James Bonas Director 

Matthew Kofi Waldren Conductor

13th, 15th, 17th, 19th March 2021

New Athenaeum Theatre, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


Giulio Cesare Handel – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – Cancelled due to Covid-19

Emily performs the role of Tolomeo in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s production of Giulio Cesare.

Jack Furness Director 

John Butt Conductor

16th, 18th, 20th, 22nd January 2021 

New Athenaeum Theatre, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


Die Walküre Wagner Edinburgh Players Opera Group Postponed to 2022 due to Covid-19 

Emily sings the role of Grimgerde in this informal concert performance of Die Walküre.

Mike Thorne Conductor 

27th September 2020

St Cuthbert’s Church, Edinburgh


Southwell Music Festival – Cancelled due to Covid-19

August 2020

Southwell, Nottinghamshire


Oxenfoord International Summer School – Cancelled due to Covid-19

31st July – 6th August 2020


L’incoronazione di Poppea Monteverdi – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Cancelled due to Covid-19

Emily performs the role of Fortuna in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotlands ‘distilled’ production of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea

William Relton Director

12th and 13th June 2020

Alexander Gibson Opera Studio, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


Melrose Music Society – Cancelled due to Covid-19

An evening of music from students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Jessica Hurst Soprano

Emily Hodkinson Mezzo-Soprano

Matthew McKinney Tenor

Irakli Melikishvili Bass 

Jose Javier Ucendo Malo Piano

29th May 2020

Melrose Parish Church Hall, Melrose


Les Dialogues Des Carmélites Poulenc – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland  Cancelled due to Covid-19

Emily performs the role of Mère Marie in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s production of Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmélites.

Matthew Eberhardt Director

Philippe Forget Conductor

16th, 18th, 20th, 22nd May 2020

New Athenaeum Theatre, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow


Dunedin Consort and the Scottish Ensemble – Cancelled due to Covid-19

Emily performs MacMillan’s Seven Last Words from the Cross with the Dunedin Consort and the Scottish Ensemble.

John Butt Conductor

26th March 2020 – Inverness Cathedral, Inverness

27th March 2020 – Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

28th March 2020 – Kelvingrove Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

29th March 2020 – V&A Museum, Dundee

31st March 2020 – Milton Court, London


Westbourne Music Concert Series – Cancelled due to Covid-19

Join students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in the second of three concerts throughout our season commemorating the 230th anniversary of the French Revolution and exploring the themes of Liberty, Equality, and Friendship.

18th March 2020

7 West George Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom


Mass in C Beethoven – London Oriana Choir

Emily is the alto soloist for Beethoven’s Mass in C with the London Oriana Choir and the Meridien Sinfonia.

Fae Evelyn Soprano

Emily Hodkinson Mezzo-Soprano 

Matthew Keighley Tenor

Michael Ronan Bass

Dominic Ellis-Peckham Conductor 

13th March 2020

St Giles Cripplegate, Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA


Die Dreigroschenoper Weill – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Emily performs the role of Jenny in Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s production of Kurt Weill’s Die Dreigroschenoper.

Caroline Clegg Director

Philip White Conductor

29th February, 2nd, 4th and 6th March 2020

Alexander Gibson Opera Studio, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow


Live at Lunch at the Nottingham Theatre Royal and Concert Hall

Emily gives a Valentines themed recital as part of the Nottingham Theatre Royal and Concert Hall Live at Lunch concert series.

14th February 2020

Theatre Royal, Nottingham


The Rape of Lucretia Britten – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Emily is the understudy for Lucretia in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s production of Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia.

Jack Furness Director
Lionel Friend Conductor

18th, 20th, 24th, 25th January 2020

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow


Messiah Handel – Derby Choral Union 

Emily is the alto soloist for Handel’s Messiah with Derby Choral Union and The Central England Camerata.

Ruth Provost Soprano

Emily Hodkinson Mezzo-Soprano

Harry Jacques Tenor

Edmund Danon Bass

Paul Provost Conductor

14th December 2019

St John’s, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Tickets


Messiah Handel – Stamford Choral Society 

Emily is the alto soloist for Handel’s Messiah with Stamford Choral Society.

Jeremy Jepson Conductor 

17th December 2019

Oswald Elliot Hall, Stamford, PE9 2EQ


Opera Scenes at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 

Emily sings the roles of Octavian Der Rosenkavalier and Hänsel  Hänsel und Gretel in scenes.

Duncan Williams Musical Director

Mark Hathaway Director

28th and 30th November 2019

Alexander Gibson Opera Studio, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow


Bingham and District Choral Society

Emily is the alto soloist for Vivaldi Magnificat, Purcell Welcome to All the Pleasures and Handel O Praise the Lord.

Ellie Martin Soprano

Emily Hodkinson Mezzo-soprano

Matthew Keighley Tenor

Stephen Cooper Baritone

Guy Turner Conductor
16th November 2019

St Mary’s Church, Newark, Nottinghamshire


Das Rheingold with Edinburgh Players Opera Group

Emily sings the role of Wellgunde in a concert performance of Wagner’s Das Rheingold, conducted by Mike Thorne.

Wotan Julian Tovey
Fricka Elaine McKrill
Freia Susan McNaught
Froh Andrew Powis
Donner Arthur Bruce
Fafner Colin Heggie
Fasolt Oskar McCarthy
Mime Andrew Powis
Alberich Stuart Pendred
Erda Deborah Humble
Loge Jonathan Finney
Woglinde Mariya Krywaniuk
Wellgunde Emily Hodkinson
Flosshilde Lauren Young

29th September 2019

Broughton High School, Edinburgh


Recital – Sparkling Songs and Dazzling Ditties

Emily performs a recital of classic Musical and Music Hall songs, accompanied by Ed Turner.

21st September 2019

St Mary’s Church, Bingham, Nottinghamshire


Recital – Music in the Great Hall

Emily gives a recital as part of the Southwell Minster ‘Music in the Great Hall’ recital series, accompanied by Daniel Hogan. The programme includes Elgar’s Sea Pictures, Copland’s Four Early Songs and songs by Rorem, Heggie, Quilter and Dunhill.

15th September 2019

Great Hall, Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire


Götterdämmerung at Edinburgh International Festival

Emily sings in the Chorus in a concert performance of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung with RCS Voices and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.

25th August 2019

Usher Hall, Edinburgh


Dunedin Consort – Below the Blanket 

Emily performs Malcolm Lindsay’s Flow Country with the Dunedin Consort at Cryptic’s Below the Blanket installation at Edinburgh Botanic Gardens as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

16th and 23rd August 2019

Edinburgh Botanic Gardens


Britten Sinfonia Voices at the BBC Proms

Emily performs Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ with Britten Sinfonia Voices and the Hallé orchestra, conducted by Maxime Pascal.

14th August 2019

Royal Albert Hall, London


Sea Pictures with Watford Youth Sinfonia

Emily performs Elgar’s Sea Pictures with Watford Youth Sinfonia, conducted by Daniel Hogan.

10th August 2019

St Michael and All Angels Church, Watford


Dido & Aeneas at the Ryedale Festival

Emily performs the role of the Spirit and the Chorus with Echo Choir in this semi-staged production of Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas, directed by Monica Nicolaides and musically directed by Eamonn Dougan.

Dido Jess Dandy

Aeneas Peter Edge

Belinda Charlotte Shaw

Second Woman Samantha Cobb

Sorceress Rosamund Thomas

First Witch Elspeth Piggott

Second Witch Lindsay James

Spirit Emily Hodkinson

Sailor Oscar Golden-Lee

12th, 15th, 17th July 2019

Lastingham Church, Malton Church, Helmsley Church


Echo Choir – Ryedale Festival

Emily performs with Echo choir, conducted by Sarah Latto, at two concerts during the festival. The first, a triple concert at Castle Howard alongside the Elias Quartet and His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts. The second, a late-night concert with poet Roger McGough at Kirkbymoorside Church.

12th and 17th July 2019


Opera Scenes at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Emily performs the roles of Charlotte Werther, Oberon A Midsummer Nights Dream and Jo Little Women in scenes.

Nicolette Molnar Director 

Julia Lynch Musical Director 

6th and 7th June 2019

Alexander Gibson Opera School, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

8th June 2019

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock


Opera Scenes at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Emily performs the roles of Ruggiero Alcina, Jo Little Women and Marcellina Le Nozze di Figaro in scenes.

Nicolette Molnar Director 

Julia Lynch Musical Director 

21st and 22nd March 2019

Alexander Gibson Opera School, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow


Trouble in Tahiti – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 

Emily is the understudy for Dinah in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s production of Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti. 

Maxine Braham Director 

Anthony Kraus Conductor

2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th March 2019

Alexander Gibson Opera Studio, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow


The Music Makers – Nottingham Festival Chorus

Emily is the mezzo-soprano soloist for Elgar’s The Music Makers with Nottingham Festival Chorus and the Nottingham Concert Orchestra.

Angela Kay Conductor 

2nd February 2019

Albert Hall, Nottingham


Les Mamelles de Tirésias – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Emily sings in the chorus for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s production of Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias.

James Bonas Director 

Matthew Kofi Waldren Conductor 

19th, 21st, 25th, 26th January 2019

New Athenaeum Theatre, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow


The vibrant young British mezzo-soprano, Emily Hodkinson, with a a voice described as ‘silvery, mellifluous and warm’ is an Opera Holland Park 2022 Young Artist, and a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

“It is amazing what difference a wig and cap can make. Having met Emily Hodkinson at a Young Artists event earlier in the year I was very struck by how different her Madame Larina was from the real Emily. This Larina was very poised and centred, cool almost and she had a Jane Austen-esque sense of floating through life unaware of the little dramas eddying round her

Planet Hugill, June 2022 – Madame Larina, Eugene Onegin – Opera Holland Park Young Arrtist

About

Emily Hodkinson, Mezzo-Soprano

Nottingham-born mezzo-soprano Emily Hodkinson is a recent graduate of the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she studied with Clare Shearer, and was the recipient of a Sybil Tutton Opera Award, the Ena Mitchell Scholarship and the Ulrike Wilson Scholarship. Prior to this she graduated with a First-class honours degree in Music from the University of York, and completed a year of postgraduate study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland before joining the opera school.

Emily is an Opera Holland Park Young Artist for 2022, singing Madame Larina in the Young Artist performances of Eugene Onegin. She was the winner of the Rodney Gibson Early Music Prize at the 2021 Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition, and was a Selected Artist for Making Music UK for 2019-21. In 2018 she was the winner of the Liz Chant Bursary Competition and the John & Barbara Beaumont Bursary Competition.

Emily’s operatic roles include Madame Larina Eugene Onegin (Opera Holland Park Young Artist), Nancy Albert Herring(New Palace Opera), Minskwoman Flight, Jenny Die Dreigroschenoper (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Spirit Dido & Aeneas (Ryedale Festival); Wellgunde Das Rheingold (Edinburgh Players Opera Group); Sara Tobias and the Angel(Streetwise Opera); Nancy Albert Herring and Female Chorus The Rape of Lucretia (Aspect Opera), Masha Paradise Moscow, La tasse Chinoise and L’écureuil L’enfant et les Sortilèges and Sorceress Dido & Aeneas (University of York). In scenes, Title Role Cendrillon, Hänsel Hänsel und Gretel, Octavian Der Rosenkavalier, Hermia and Oberon A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Charlotte Werther, Jo Little Women and Ruggiero Alcina, Dorabella Così fan tutte and Book of Fate The Enchanted Pig.

Operatic roles at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland lost to Covid-19 include: Tolomeo Giulio Cesare, Geneviève Impressions de Pelléas, La libellule/l’écureuil L’enfant et les Sortilèges conducted by Martyn Brabbins with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Mère Marie Dialogues des Carmélites.

Chorus work includes Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer at the 2022 Grange Park Festival, Wagner’s Götterdämmerungat the 2019 Edinburgh International Festival, and Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas at the 2019 Ryedale Festival.

Emily is a keen concert soloist and recital giver, with recent engagements including Elgar’s Sea Pictures at the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham in a pre-concert recital before the BBC Philharmonic; Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonnelle with York Musical Society; Manor Opera’s Gala in the Garden, Beethoven’s Mass in C with London Oriana Choir, Elgar’s Sea Pictures with Watford Youth Sinfonia and Elgar’s The Music Makers with Nottingham Festival Chorus.

Emily is an experienced choral singer, having sung with groups such as Britten Sinfonia Voices, the Dunedin Consort, the Carice Singers and Echo. She was a Fellow of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, and a member of Genesis Sixteen, The Sixteen’s prestigious training programme led by Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan. In 2018 she had the honour of being the first Female Alto to sing with the Men and Boys Choir at Southwell Minster, a landmark moment in the Minsters 900+ year history.

Emily is represented by Peter Hall at Musichall Ltd.

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