Thomas D Hopkinson

Award: Sybil Tutton Award

Year: 2020

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Voice - Bass

Location: National Opera Studio


Originally from Nottingham, Thomas graduated from Royal Northern College of Music where he earned his MMus and Postgraduate Diploma. In 2017 Thomas was also the recipient of The Wexford Festival Opera’s Aria Friends Bursary.

Thomas has performed the roles of; Viktor Anya 17 (Awayday Music Productions); Nettuno & Tempo Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, Dulcamara L’elisir d’amore (RNCM Opera), Hans Foltz Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Hallé), Wagner Faust (Clonter Opera), Count Ceprano (cover) Rigoletto, Biterolf (cover) Tannhäuser (Longborough Festival Opera), Prince Gremin, Zaretsky & Commander Eugene Onegin, The Learned Judge Trial by Jury, Il Commendatore Don Giovanni (Opera on Location), Ferrando Il Trovatore (Opera Seria), Don John Much Ado About Nothing (Northern Opera Group), Sarastro Die Zauberflöte, Dr Grenvil La Traviata (Westminster Opera Company), Samuel (cover) Un Ballo in Maschera (Grange Park Opera), Marchese d’Obigny La Traviata (Al Bustan Festival, Lebanon) Un Capo delle Guardie Medea, Monterone Rigoletto, Batone L’inganno Felice & The Caliph Mahadi The Veiled Prophet (Wexford Festival Opera) and The Mourner Fantasio (Garsington Opera).

Thomas also recently performed with the choruses of Opera North, Longborough Festival Opera, Wexford Festival Opera, Grange Park Opera and Garsington Opera.

Thomas also works on the concert platform and has performed 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 The Creation, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonnelle, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, Samuel in Handel’s Saul, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Vaughan Williams’ Dona nobis pacem, Verdi’s Requiem and multiple Opera Galas.

Thomas is excited to be joining The National Opera Studio as a Young Artist in the 2020/21 year.
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The award has helped me to attend the Young Artist Programme at the prestigious National Opera Studio, which a course where opera singers refine their skills ready to engage with the opera industry as a soloist.