Performance Reviews

Emma Carter

English Eccentrics Ball

"Donna-Marie you were astounding, beautiful, the positive injection I needed on arrival and a total sensation. Feedback excellent and I really look forward to working with you again. Thank you"

Mrs Fishwick

Christow Wedding, September 2016

"There have been so many lovely comments about your singing including a choral scholar from Oxford who wanted to know exactly where we'd found you! It was very special to have you there and our thanks to both you and Simon (Organist) for a simply outstanding and memorable performance."

Robin Bradford

Dartmoor Blueberries

"Dear Donna I want to give you a big hug and sing you a big thank you for coming to our humble Dartmoor Blueberry farm and singing such stunning opera from the balcony of the plantation barn and later in the farmhouse garden. Everyone was so taken with how lovely you were and how amazing your voice is truly made the day so special for all of us. With thanks Robin (Bradford) Dartmoor Blueberries"

Mrs S, Devon

"Wow, thank you, you were magnificent. The guests adored your performance and are still raving about it!"


Kingswear WI

"Donna-Marie, Thank you once again for your wonderful performance on Saturday Evening. Thoroughly enjoyed by all. I will look forward to meeting you at more performances. Best wishes, Miranda, Kingswear WI"

Paul Barber, Chief Executive

Brighton & Hove Albion - American Express Stadium, Brighton

"Dear Donna-Marie, I would like to extend my thanks to you for your rousing performance ahead of the play-off semi-final against Crystal Palace at the Amex. Unfortunately the result didn't go our way but your performance not only at the Crystal Palace fixture but also ahead of the Blackpool game were both fantastic and a wonderful way to lead into the game.

It was an immense pleasure as always to have you at the stadium and on behalf of the Chairman, our Board and all associated with the club we thank you for your time, and applaud you on yet another terrific performance. Thanks again and I look forward to seeing you at the Amex in future. Kind regards, Paul Barber, Chief Executive"

Kathy & Andy Luxton

Rotary Club of Babbacombe & St Marychurch

"What an evening last night. We wanted to extend our thanks again for making our club's event a huge success. Donna - apart from looking so gorgeous, your voice is amazing and the complimentary comments just keep coming in from all who attended. We simply can't get enough of you! You are the icing on the cake at the proms. Thank you again and hope to see you very soon. Kathy & Andy Luxton Rotary Club of Babbacombe & St Marychurch"

Herald Express

"Truly exceptional voice"

Eastbourne Herald

"Donna-Maries powerful 'Love Never Dies' is the vocal highlight"

Ocean Village, Gibraltar

"Simply Stunning"

The Stage

"...soaring soprano.....crystal clear vocals.... effortless power.....breathtaking”

John Wood

Head Of Commercial, Exeter Chiefs RC

"This girl is phenomenal – our 10,000 strong crowd love her and her voice!"

David Lowe BBC Broadcaster and Journalist

"...boy can this girl sing! Quite apart from her extraordinary vocal performance, I was struck but her sheer versatility. Not only does this young lady do justice to serious opera pieces composed by the likes of Mozart and Puccini, she is also adept at handling material written by the Gerswin Brothers, Ivor Norvello, Gilbert & Sullivan and many others..."

Somerset Gazette

"a Sense of fun and humour was brought out by the delightful acting and singing of Donna-Marie Hughes"

Jean-Christophe Novelli

"Donna-Maries' version of Nessun Dorma is the best I have ever heard!"