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 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 (RNCM Opera), Hans Foltz Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Hallé), Dulcamara L’elisir d’amore (RNCM Opera), Wagner Faust (Clonter Opera), Count Ceprano (cover) Rigoletto (Longborough Festival Opera), Prince Gremin, Zaretsky & Commander Eugene Onegin (Opera on Location), Ferrando Il Trovatore (Opera Seria), Biterolf (cover) Tannhäuser (Longborough Festival Opera), The Learned Judge Trial by Jury (Opera on Location), Sarastro Die Zauberflöte (Westminster Opera Company), Un Capo delle Guardie Medea (Wexford Festival Opera), Monterone Rigoletto (Wexford Festival Opera), Samuel (cover) Un Ballo in Maschera (Grange Park Opera), Dr Grenvil La Traviata (Westminster Opera Company) Il Commendatore Don Giovanni (Opera on Location), Marchese d’Obigny La Traviata (Al Bustan Festival, Lebanon), The Mourner Fantasio (Garsington Opera), Don John Much Ado About Nothing (Northern Opera Group) and Batone L’inganno Felice & The Caliph Mahadi The Veiled Prophet (Wexford Festival Opera).
Thomas also recently perfroms with the chorus of Opera North singing in their productions of Götterdämmerung and Billy Budd. He has also sung chorus for 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 Theresienmesse, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonnelle, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Dvorak 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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