B i o g r a p h y
A standout among his peers on the operatic stage and a performer in increasingly high demand, bass-baritone Justin Hopkins continues to move audiences around the world with his performances. In the fall of 2018 he will make his debut with Opera Vlaanderen in Gent, Belgium as Lord Krishna and Parsi Rustomji in Philip Glass's Satyagraha. The 2017-18 season marked his Walt Disney Hall debut in Los Angeles with the Los Angeles Master Chorale in the Brahms Requiem. Mr. Hopkins also made his debut with Opera Southwest as Gessler in Guillaume Tell and Oroveso in Norma. Recent engagements also include an acclaimed debut with The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in Lost In The Stars and Beethoven Symphony No. 9; a return to Dayton for the Mozart Requiem with the Dayton Philharmonic; a Florida and mid-west tour with the Boston Pops; and a return to Opera Saratoga in The Cradle Will Rock.
Mr. Hopkins is also distinguishing himself on the concert stage as a pops and musical theater performer. A house favorite at Symphony Hall in Boston, he has performed numerous times with the Boston Pops. His 33-concert run with the orchestra for the 2015 Holiday Pops was met with great acclaim. A frequent collaborator with conductor Keith Lockhart, Mr. Hopkins has performed under his baton with the BBC Concert Orchestra in London; WAR REQUIEM with the Dayton Philharmonic; and Copland's OLD AMERICAN SONGS with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has also performed with the Philly Pops and Ocean City Pops.
Concert repertoire includes Messiah; Ein Deutsches Requiem; War Requiem; Elijah; Beethoven Mass in C; Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Bach Cantada 147; Israel in Egypt. Mr. Hopkins has performed under the batons of such conductors as Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev, Keith Lockhart, Leon Botstein, Francisco Noya, Paul Daniel, Paul McCreesh, Paolo Carignani, Steven Osgood, Joseph Illick and Jerome Shannon. He won second place in the 2012 Lotte Lenya Competition.
Performance for His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Carnegie Hall. American Symphony Orchestra. Leon Botstein, conductor
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