Thomas D Hopkinson
Originally from Nottingham, Thomas studied his BA(Hons) in Education Studies and Music at Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln, graduating in 2010. In 2011 Thomas started at the Royal Northern College of Music on the MMus course and also completed 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.
At the RNCM Thomas has peformed Lorenzo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), La Rocca (Un Giorno di Regno), Father Trulove (The Rakes Progress), Collatinus (The Rape of Lucrertia), Betto (Gianni Schicchi) and Mustafa (L’Italiana in Algeri) in staged opera excerpts; the role of Ben in Indigestion, a new musical written by a Michael Betteridge; the role of Viktor in the world premiere of Adam Gorb's contemporary opera Anya 17; Nettuno & Tempo (Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria), Drebyednyetsov (Paradise Moscow), Hans Foltz (Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg) with Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé, Viktor (Anya 17 revival as the production toured to Romania), Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), Wagner (Faust), Count Ceprano (Cover, Rigoletto), Prince Gremin, Zaretsky & Commander (Eugene Onegin), Ferrando (Il Trovatore), Biterolf (Cover, Tannhäuser), The Learned Judge (Trial by Jury), Der Krankenwäter (Hin und Zurück) and most recently Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte).
Thomas has also recently undertaken chorus for Wexford Festival Opera, Longborough Festival Opera’s 2016 season, Opera North’s nationwide tour of Gotterdammerung and Billy Budd at Aldeburgh.
Thomas has also worked on the concert platform performing Purcell’s My Beloved Spake with Roger Hamilton, 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, the Star Bear in a concert performance of the film The Bear, Haydn’s Theresienmesse, Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonnelle, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius and multiple Opera Galas.
For future events please visit www.tdhopkinson.co.uk