Kirsty Hopkins graduated in 1999 after completing her Postgraduate Diploma. She has performed as soprano soloist in concerts all over the world for conductors and ensembles such as Harry Christophers, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Eric Whitacre, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Aurora Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra and Hamburg Symphony Orchestra. Stage work includes creating the title role in Sally Beamish’s opera Hagar in the Wilderness and being the onstage singer for Rambert’s signature ballet Labyrinth of Love, as well as roles in operas such as Chabrier’s L’étoile for both Sir John Eliot Gardiner and François-Xavier Roth and Purcell’s King Arthur for New Chamber Opera and Bonduca for OAE (title role). A keen ensemble singer, she is also a member of The Sixteen and Alamire and works frequently with soloist consort group I Fagiolini.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time studying at Trinity College of Music (now Trinity Laban). Studying with Linda Hirst was an absolutely invaluable experience which taught me to work hard and broaden my horizons which without a doubt reflected in the exciting variety of work I enjoy doing today!Kirsty Hopkins