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.
Recent 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 (Opera North), Dido at the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon with Os músicos do Tejo; 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. She most recently sung the roles of Mum/Mad Hatter in the revival of Will Todd’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for Opera Holland Park.
Highlights of the 2015–16 season include 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 Buxton Festival.