Bass-Baritone – Thomas D Hopkinson

Thomas D Hopkinson

Originally from Nottingham, Thomas studied at the Royal Northern College of Music on the MMus course and the Postgraduate Diploma, graduating in 2014. These studies were supported by The Laurin & Arthur Glaze Trust, The Sybil Tutton Award administered by the Musicians Benevolent and Thomas was The Independent Opera Scholar for the 2013/14 academic year. In 2017 Thomas was also the recipient of The Wexford Festival Operas Aria Friends Bursary.

Thomas has performed the role of Viktor in the world premiere of Adam Gorb’s Anya 17: Nettuno & Tempo (II Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria), Drebyednyetsov (Paradise Moscow), Hans Foltz (Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg) with Sir Mark Elder, Viktor (Anya 17 revival as the production toured to Romania), Dulcamara (L’elisir Tarnare), Wagner (Faust), Count Ceprano (Cover, Rigoletto), Prince Gremin, Zaretsky & Commander (Eugene Onegin), Ferrando (II Trovatore), Biterolf (Cover. Tannhauser), The Learned Judge (Trial by Jury), Der Krankenwater (Hin und Zuruk), Sarastro (Die Zauberflote), Un Capo delle Guardia (Medea) and most recently Monterone (Rigoletto). Thomas has also recently undertaken chorus for Longborough Festival Opera’s 2016 season, Wexford Festival Opera’s 2017 season and Opera North’s nationwide tour of Gatterdammerung and Billy Budd at Aldeburgh.

Thomas has also worked on the concert platform performing Purcell’s My Beloved Spake, Haydn’s Harmoniemesse, Beethoven’s ninth symphony, Handel’s Messiah, Brahms Requiem, Tippet’s A Child of Our Time, Mozart’s Requiem, Faure’s Requiem, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols. Haydn’s Theresienmesse, Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonnelle, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius. Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Vaughan Williams’ Dona nobis pacem Mozart’s Coronation Mass and multiple Opera Galas.