Thomas’ time at the Studio is generously supported by the Lionel Anthony Charitable Trust
British bass Thomas D Hopkinson studied at the Royal Northern College of Music on the MMus course and the Postgraduate Diploma, graduating in 2014.
Thomas has performed the roles of Viktor Anya 17 (Awayday Music Productions); Nettuno and Tempo Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria (RNCM Opera), Hans Foltz Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Hallé), Dulcamara L’elisir d’amore (RNCM Opera), Count Ceprano (cover) Rigoletto (Longborough Festival Opera), Prince Gremin 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), 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 and The Caliph Mahadi The Veiled Prophet (Wexford Festival Opera).
Thomas also recently performed 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 is supported by a Sybil Tutton Opera Award.
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Our Young Artists star in a masterclass filmed at the Royal Opera House led by Danielle de Niese.
Watch on demand.
19 May 2021, 4pm
Following their week-long residency with Opera North in Leeds, the Young Artists of the National Opera Studio perform Illuminating Darkness, an opera scenes production devised and directed by Olivia Fuchs. Livestreamed from the Studio's Blackburn Hall.
11 November 2020
2020/21 Young Artists Thomas D Hopkinson (Bass) and Aeron Preston (Piano) perform 'At the River', by Copland
11 November 2020
2020/21 Young Artists Thomas D Hopkinson (Bass) and Maria Tataru (Piano) perform 'Denn es gehet dem Menschen', by Brahms.