“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.” (Eugene Onegin, Opera Holland Park Young Artist Performances, June 2022)

Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill

“Emily Hodkinson’s Jenny, Macheath’s favourite brothel girl, gave a lovely Solomon’s Song and a lively Tango Ballad with Macheath…” (Die Dreigroschenoper, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, February 2020)

David Smythe, Bachtrack

“…Did the Festival Chorus capture the spirit of the work? Undoubtedly. There was an almost palpable sense of commitment so that at climazes, joined by the resplendent orchestra and the noble singing of mezzo Emily Hodkinson, the effect was thrilling.” (The Music Makers, Nottingham Festival Chorus, February 2019)

William Ruff, Nottingham Evening Post

“The four soloists (Ruth Provost, Emily Hodkinson, Adam Torrance and Geoff Williams) provided much elegantly beautiful singing.” (Nottingham Festival Chorus, October 2017)

– William Ruff, Nottingham Evening Post

“Rich-voiced mezzo-soprano Emily Hodkinson pushed the repetition-laden narrative along at a cracking pace.” (Composers and Poets Showcase, Leeds Lieder Festival, April 2017)

– Richard Wilcocks, Write Out Loud

“Wendy Goodson and Emily Hodkinson were clear and musicianly in their important contrasting arias.” (Yorkshire Bach Choir, March 2016)

– Robert Gammon, York Press

“The young soloists sang with great commitment and conviction in a work that, although well- known and frequently performed, is not easy.” (Nidderdale Messiah, Nov 2015)

– Henry Pankhurst, Harrogate Advertiser

“Soloists Grace Chapman and Emily Hodkinson proved a well-matched duo in the Soprano/Alto duet ‘Laudamus Te’.” (Ilkley Cantores Olicanae, Nov 2015)

– Alex Kyle, Ilkley Gazette

“The amatory frustrations of four young Muscovite couples are excellently varied. Foremost among them are the nicely-balanced Sasha and Masha of Chris Murphy and Emily Hodkinson.’ (Paradise Moscow, Oct 2015)

– Martin Dreyer, York Press

“Emily Hodkinson was particularly captivating in this role and her connection to the piece was evident to the audience throughout.” (La Pucelle, April 2015)

– Olivia Moss, Unknown Magazine