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Justin Hopkins

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Justin Hopkins is a young performer in increasing demand both nationally and internationally. Known for his warm and rich bass voice, as well as his magnetic stage presence, he has been featured in theaters such as Carnegie Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (Brussels), and Symphony Hall (Boston). In the 2016-17 season, Hopkins is engaged with Opera Saratoga in The Cradle Will Rock, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Macbeth, Dayton Philharmonic in Mozart’s Requiem and a Florida and Midwest US tour with the Boston Pops. In the previous season, Hopkins appeared at The Saratoga Performing Arts Center with the Philadelphia Orchestra singing Copland’s Old American Songs, Lincoln Center in A Coffin in Egypt starring Frederica von Stade, Carnegie Hall performing Repast, a solo opera-oratorio based on the life of civil rights figure Booker Wright, the Apollo Theater for the workshop of We Shall Not Be Moved, Symphony Hall in Boston for The Golden Age of Broadway with the Boston Pops, Independence Hall with the Philly Pops, the Yachats Music Festival and Opera Delaware for the east coast premiere of Franco Faccio’s Amleto. A versatile artist, Hopkins has performed operatic roles ranging from Mozart to Philip Glass, as well as solo concert repertoire including Britten’s War Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. He has performed under the distinguished batons of such conductors as Keith Lockhart, Charles Dutoit and Valery Gergiev, and with orchestras including the Boston Pops and the Philadelphia, BBC Concert, American Symphony and Verbier Festival orchestras. Hopkins has performed for numerous dignitaries and heads of state, most notably a command solo performance in 2009 for the Dalai Lama. He took second place in the 2012 Lotte Lenya Competition.