Originally from Nottingham, Thomas is an Associate Young Artist at The National Opera Studio and is a Sybil Tutton award winner supported by Help Musicians. He was previously a Young Artist at The National Opera Studio and 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.
Upcoming events in the 2021/22 season include Zuniga (cover) in Carmen for Opera North, Verdi’s Requiem, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonnelle, Zelieck Lurline for The National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and Thomas will be making his Royal Opera debut singing the 4th Baron in Wagner’s Lohengrin.
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, Poins At The Boar’s Head (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) Monterone Rigoletto, Batone L’inganno Felice & The Caliph Mahadi The Veiled Prophet (Wexford Festival Opera) The Mourner Fantasio, Second Prisoner Fidelio & Le Gouverneur (cover) Le Comte Ory (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, Levite in Handel’s Solomon, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Vaughan Williams’ Dona nobis pacem, Verdi’s Requiem and multiple Opera Galas.
Thomas D Hopkinson has also been credited as Thomas Hopkinson and Tom Hopkinson.
PHOTOGRAPH - THE MOURNER (FANTASIO 2019)
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