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BCS - Catherine Hopper
BCS Next Concert

Catherine
Hopper

Catherine Hopper, Alto © Dan Welldon

Catherine Hopper studied music at the University of Leeds and the Franz Liszt Hochschule in Weimar, Germany. She subsequently graduated from Royal Academy Opera with a distinction and the Vice Principal's prize, before completing her studies at the National Opera Studio. At RAO, Catherine sang a range of roles including Lucretia Rape of Lucretia, Ramiro La Finta Giardiniera and Marta Iolanta.

Since completing her formal studies her roles have included Dinah, Bernstein Trouble in Tahiti, Hansel Hansel und Gretel and Mrs Herring Albert Herring.

On the concert platform, Catherine has worked with such eminent conductors as Sir Colin Davis, Sir Andrew Davis and Valery Gergiev. Ensembles and orchestras with which she has performed include The King's Consort, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Gabrieli Consort, and La Nuova Musica.

Catherine has given recitals at the 2009 Cheltenham Music Festival and the Wigmore Hall and has had the privilege of sharing a recital with Sir Thomas Allen as part of the Oxford Lieder Festival. In 2010 she returned to the Wigmore Hall with Joseph Middleton and again for a recital with Julius Drake.

Recent highlights include the role of Dido with Os Musicos do Tejo and Mrs Noah Noye's Fludde. This season includes a tour of Australia and a return to Opera North where she will sing the role of Ottavia L'Incoronazione di Poppea.

March 2017


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