Catherine Hopper (Mezzo Soprano)
Catherine Hopper studied Music at the University of Leeds and the Franz Liszt Hochschule in Weimar, Germany, graduating with a BMus Hons. 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.
Highlights include the role of Suzuki in the revival of David Freeman’s production of Madam Butterfly at the Royal Albert Hall, Ottavia/L’Incoronazione di Poppea for Opera North, Dido at the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon with Os músicos do Tejo, the roles of Mum/Mad Hatter in the revival of Will Todd’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for Opera Holland Park; a tour of Australia with the Australian Chamber Orchestra in performances of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio as well as a performance of Handel’s Messiah in Budapest with the King’s Consort.
Highlights of the 15/16 season included the role of The Page in a concert performance of Salome with Orchestre National de Lyon conducted by Leonard Slatkin, a recital with the pianist James Baillieu at the Oxford Lieder Festival, performances of the Messiah with the Hallé Orchestra under Laurence Cummings and Orchestra of Granada under Daniel Reuss, and Irene/Tamerlano for the Buxton Festival.
Future engagements include the U.K. premier of Mother Goose with the Linos Piano Trio at King’s Place.