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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.

Paul kept himself busy during the pandemic by returing to the classroom; stepping back into the classroom, homeschooling his son and taking part in what online activity he could. This included the role of Le petit vieillard in the award-winning and innovative online production of Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortilèges produced by the wonderful VOpera. He also covered 'Madame Beurrefondu' in Glyndebourne's production of Offenbach's 'In the Market for Love'.


Now that the theatres are back post Covid, Paul has just covered the title role in ENO's Satyagraha, has been busy workshopping new work with the Royal Opera, and has covered in Glyndebourne's new productions of The Wreckers and Alcina. Future plans include a new production of a work by the baroque composer Stradella with the Barber opera in Birmingham.

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