About The Guest Clinician
Gregory Henry Hopkins is a native of Philadelphia, PA and hold degrees in Music from Temple University and Curtis Institute of Music. He is the winner of top prizes in the Buseto Verdi Competition and the Mantova International Vocal Competition, both in Italy.
Professor Hopkins has sung the role of Othello with the Metropolitan Opera Education department. He has sung the Manzoni Requiem be Verdi with the Orchestras of Anchorage, Alaska; Chicago Illinois; Honolulu; Washington, DC; the New York Choral Society; and The Mendellsohn Clubof Philadelphia. Performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony have been performed with The Baltimore Symphony, The Symphony in Bofota, Columbia,and The New Haven Symphony. Professor Hopkins has sung Orff’s “Carmin Burana” with the Colorado Symphony and with The Alvin Ailey American Cance Theater where he also was a featured soloist in “Revelations”. For Eve Queler’s Opera Orchestra Of New York, Professor Hopkins has sung “I Vespri Siciliani” and “La Battaglia di Legnano”, both by Verdi; “Il Pirata” (Bellini), “Joan of Arc” (Tchaikovsky) and “Robert le Diable” (Meyerbeer). With New York City Opera, Professor Hopkins debuted in “Die Soldatan” (Zimmerman) with subsequent performances in “Turandot” (Puccini); “Dr. Faust”, (Busoni) and “The Mother of Three Sons” (Jenkins). Other Operatic performances include: “La Donna del Lago” (Rossini) with The Arizona Opera; “The Prodigal Son” and “Curlew River”, both by Brittenin Venice, Italy; and Idomeneo” (Mozart) in Geneva, Switzerland; also “Nabucco” by Verdi with the Queens Choral Society and Opera Ebony.
Additional performances with Opera Ebony and Opera North include: “Lo Schiavo” (Gomes), “Madam Butterfly” and “La Bohome” both by Puccini; and “La Traviata” and “Aida” both by Verdi. With the Five Colleges Orchestra, Professor Hopkins has performed: “Tosca” (Puccini) and Cavalaria Rusticana” (Mascagni) along with “The Barber of Seville” (Rossini) in Martinique. He has sung Undine Moore’s “Scenes in the Life of a Martyr”, with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony. He has performed the title role in “The Ordering of Moses” with the National Symphony and “I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes”, by Hailstork, with the Atlanta Symphony,
Philadelphia Orchestra, Berkshire Choral Festival, Baltimore Symphony, and Chattanooga Symphony. Additionally, Greg has performed, also by Hailstork, “Done Paid My Vow” with the Long Island Philharmonic, and the world premiere of “Deborah” (Schoenfield) with the Haifa Symphony in Isreal and in the United States with the National Symphony in DC as part of the 50th Anniversary of Isreal.
Professor Hopkins is a featured artist on five recordings: “Blue Monday” (Gershwin) and “Lost in the Stars” (Kurt Weill), a recording of Spirituals entitled “Amazing Grace”, which he conducted, “The Gospel At Carnegie Hall” and “Done Paid My Vow” (Hailstork).