Paul Hopwood

Operatic tenor

Paul Hopwood is a British tenor based in South London.

Paul was a late-starter into the world of opera, having first trained and practised as an English and Drama teacher. After re-training at the London Guildhall, he started his career in the Glyndebourne chorus, and has now established himself as a principal artist. He is a versatile singer/actor, happy in mainstream lyric repertoire, though he is developing a particular reputation for covering contemporary and challenging repertoire. He has sung small roles and covered title roles for companies including Glyndebourne, ENO and the Royal Opera, and has recently made his German debut both as a principal and recitalist at the Göttingen International Handel Festival.

Paul also enjoys a successful career on the concert platform, and has performed as a soloist in venues including the Royal Albert Hall and the London Barbican.

COVID 19

Enough said. All bets are off. Paul was only three days into a cover contract at Scottish Opera before the virus closed down theatres. He has since been keeping himself busy homeschooling his son, and taking part in what online activity he can, including an online concert for the Glyndebourne Wessex Association, and preparing his part in the innovative online production of Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortilèges produced by the wonderful VOpera. He has also just finished covering Madame Beurrefondu in Glyndebourne's autumn production of Offenbach's 'In the Market for Love', and was fantasically happy to be anywhere near a stage agan, even if it was 'socially-distanced'!.