- Le Nozze di Figaro – Cherubino
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. 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. She was the winner of the Rodney Gibson Early Music Prize at the 2021 Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition; the Liz Chant Bursary Competition; the John & Barbara Beaumont Bursary Competition and was a Selected Artist for Making Music UK.
Recent and future engagements include, mezzo soloist for The Hallé Christmas Concert, Nobody/Somebody for Northern Ireland Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, cover Nerone and Ottavia (The Coronation of Poppea) for English Touring Opera and Mahler’s Symphony No 4 for Kew Sinfonia. Emily was an Opera Holland Park Young Artist for 2022, singing Madame Larina in the Young Artist performances of Eugene Onegin.
Further operatic rôles include Nancy (Albert Herring) for New Palace Opera, Minskwoman (Flight), and Jenny (Die Dreigroschenoper) for Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Spirit (Dido & Aeneas) for the Ryedale Festival, Sara (Tobias and the Angel) for Streetwise Opera and Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia) for Aspect Opera.
Emily is a keen concert soloist and recitalist, with recent engagements including Elgar’s Sea Pictures at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonnelle with York Musical Society, Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Nottingham Bach Choir, Duruflé’s Requiem with the Nottingham Chamber Singers, Beethoven’s Mass in C with the London Oriana Choir, Bach’s Cantatas with Glasgow Bach Cantata Project, Elgar’s Sea Pictures with Watford Youth Sinfonia and Elgar’s The Music Makers with Nottingham Festival Chorus.
When not singing, Emily can be found repairing watches and helping at the family pick-your-own farm, growing thousands of pumpkins and sunflowers!