Tim Hopkins works as stage director, scenographer, film maker, creative director, theatre maker and creator of audio-visual projects, often exploring opera and the digital realm.
As director, commissions include productions for Opera North, ENO, The Royal Opera, WNO, Staatsoper Hannover, Munich Festspiele, Teatro Dell’Opera Roma, Theatre Basel, Bühnen Graz, Almeida Opera, Aldeburgh Festival, South Bank Centre, BBC Symphony, BBC Proms, Alternative Lyrique Paris, Glimmerglass, Wexford Festival, Dublin, BCMG, Batignano Festival, Channel 4, Aurora Orchestra, and London Sinfonietta.
Tim also makes performance pieces, often with composers, responding to themes such as architecture as social vision, scientific objects, horror fiction, the Victorian creative imagination, Russian folk performance, migration, the sound-world of WWI, and social media. His projects are often meeting points for a range of artistry in creative teams, often connecting traditional and contemporary ideas. He has worked with many composers including Lionel Bart, Luciano Berio, Harrison Birtwistle, Mira Calix, Tansy Davies, Dai Fujikura, Elena Langer, Claudia Molitor, David Sawer and Judith Weir.
Tim was awarded a NESTA Fellowship in 2001, an AHRC Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts in 2007, and has a Research Fellowship at the University of Sussex.
Tim and Robert Thomas are currently working on Empathy Machine, towards a participatory opera in Virtual Reality designed to address conflict.