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REVIEWS

Messiah - Saddleworth MVC 2019

In Hopkinson we had a fine performance indeed. He gave us a taste of the storyteller in anticipation of what was to come. A glorious performance of 'Thus saith the Lord of Hosts' and 'For behold, darkness shall cover the earth' set the standard and the others did not disappoint. 'Why do the nations' went at a sizzling pace for which both he and the orchestra were well matched and when it arrived 'The trumpet shall sound' was superb. I've so often heard this over-performed, but this was measured and masterly. First class.  Martin Paul Roche, First Night Reviews

​There followed the rich tones of bass soloist Thomas Hopkinson, who gave a mesmerising tale of the scriptures. Helen Ryan-Atkin, Saddleworth Life

The Creation  2019
The trio of young soloists taking the parts of the archangels Gabriel [Daniella Sicari, soprano], Uriel [Christopher Littlewood, tenor] and Raphael [Thomas Hopkinson, bass] were on excellent form. Their individual contributions were intelligently sung, with a good use of ornamentation and when they came together in, for instance, the trio ‘On thee each living soul awaits’, there was a pleasing balance between the voices.In the second half, Thomas Hopkinson and Daniella Sicari made a delightful pairing as Adam and Eve. Both characterful voices, they managed to make the highly gendered sentiments of the libretto sound convincingly appropriate. Chris Skidmore, Ilkley Gazette

L'inganno felice 2019
Bass Thomas D. Hopkinson displayed a warm, beautifully produced voice, more suitable to operas of a later period Martin Wheeler, Opera Magazine

​Thomas D Hopkinson was a fast-moving and energetic Batone......His articulation is clear and his acting was intelligently thought through. Alan Neilson, Operawire

The Veiled Prophet 2019
English bass Thomas D. Hopkinson completed the roster of superb male singers as the Caliph Mahadi. The role of Mahadi is similar to that of Don Fernando in Fidelio: he enters near the end of the drama to restore order. The only disappointment is that the character's monologue was not longer. Martin Wheeler, Opera Magazine

In the role of the Caliph Mahadi was bass Thomas D Hopkinson, who skillfully crafting his lines to bring the role alive in a confident and solid performance. Alan Neilson, Operawire

Much ado about nothing 2019
Thomas D. Hopkinson's expressive bass as Don John, with the tenor William Branston as his devious sidekick, coloured the story's darker side. Martin Dreyer, Opera Magazine

Messiah - Saddleworth MVC 2018
The bass soloist, Thomas D. Hopkinson also performing for the first time at this Saddleworth event was, for me, outstanding.  His sonorous voice filled the hall and his delivery of the notes in his lower range was precise and powerful. ​The Oldham Chronicle

Don Giovanni 2018

Thomas D. Hopkinson is an unusually young Commendatore, but as sonorous as his elders. Ron Simpson, Reviews Hub

Rigoletto 2017

‘Thomas D Hopkinson was a forceful presence as Monterone, his dreadful bitterness was apparent in the dark hues of Hopkinson’s Bass.’  Claire Seymour, Opera Talk

'Thomas D Hopkinson as Count Monterone makes a special note...Hopkinson gives the old Monterone enormous authority in his curse with profound bass'  Thomas Molke , Online Musik Magazin

​‘Thomas Hopkinson as Monterone had a solid bass voice’   Pia Maltri, Bachtrack

Il Trovatore 2015

'Thomas D Hopkinson, a sturdy Ferrando, is ready for much more on this evidence.' Martin Dreyer , Opera Magazine

Fantasia on Christmas Carols 2014

'The soloist Thomas Hopkinson, who rightly received rapturous applause singing two pieces, Cantique de Noel and The Little Road to Bethlehem in the first half of the programme and taking the solo part in R Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols in the second half. I think this young bass has a bright future ahead of him.' Margaret Padwell   

A Child of Our Time 2014

"Thomas Hopkinson, the Narrator, commanded attention from the start and enunciated his words effectively...by the end the music-making was not just accomplished but deeply moving." Robert Beale, Manchester Evening News

L'elisir d'amore 2013

"Excitement mounts when a mountebank, Dulcamara, arrives selling elixirs for every ailment, including love. The part is played with real verve by Thomas Hopkinson, a colourful comic turn." Phillip Radcliffe, Manchester Theatre Awards

​"Dr Dulcamara was Thomas D Hopkinson, another excellent performer, and Stefan Janski's direction, skillful as ever, ensured the character never went over the top for the sake of comedy."  Michael Kennedy, Opera Magazine

"Enter Dr Dulcamara (Thomas D Hopkinson), a mixture of Wizard of Oz, snake oil salesman and street corner dealer...All the principals sang with charm, beauty and humour, with a light touch and gusto when needed." Robert Hamilton, Northern Soul

Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria 2012

"It is of course a little unfair to single out individual performances in such a collective triumph, but I have to say Thomas Hopkinson’s gloweringly menacing depiction of the God Neptune (he’s a baddie, boo, hiss, throw fruit) was as thoroughly enjoyable as Rebecca Starling’s performance as Ericlea was moving. And what was the overall result of this adept ensemble endeavour? Well, there can only be one answer: a completely spellbound audience who clearly appreciated they had been witness to something special." Alfred Searls

​"But for me perhaps the most impressive was when Neptune arose from the orchestra pit in a total god-like manner. I was sitting within 6 feet of him and the effect was quite astounding not to say a little unnerving."  Neville Whitbread

Anya 17 2012

"Thomas Hopkinson managed the difficult task of being unpleasant before an enthusiastic audience in a small hall."  Paul Driver, The Sunday Times

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