Bass-baritone Justin Hopkins is a young performer in increasing demand nationally and internationally. Hailed by Mark Swed of the LA Times for his “stirring voice and commanding presence,” he has been featured in such concert halls and theaters as Carnegie Hall; Symphony Hall, Boston; Queen Elizabeth Hall, London; and Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels. His performances of the Brahms Requiem mark his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut. He made his Los Angeles debut last season with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale in the Beethoven Symphony No. 9, as well as critically acclaimed performances of Kurt Weill’s Lost In The Stars. Next season he will make his debut with Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp, Belgium as Lord Krishna and Parsi Rustomji in Philip Glass' Satyagraha.
Hopkins has performed operatic roles ranging from Mozart to Philip Glass, as well as concert repertoire including Britten’s War Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. He has performed under the distinguished batons of conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev, Jeffrey Kahane, and Keith Lockhart with orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Verbier Festival orchestras, and the Boston Pops. He took second place in the 2012 Lotte Lenya Competition.