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Gordon Hawkins

Gordon Hawkins

Gordon Hawkins


Beginning his career singing the bel canto roles of Italian opera, Gordon Hawkins drew early praise from critics like Lon Tuck of The Washington Post, who pronounced him to be “one of the most promising young singers of the decade.” Since then, he has been critically acclaimed throughout the world for his in-depth interpretations and luxuriant baritone voice. A winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the George London Grant recipient, he has been praised for his rich lyricism as well as his dramatic instinct. He is a winner of the Luciano Pavarotti Competition and in 2006 was honored as the Washington National Opera “Artist of the Year.”

In the current season and beyond, engagements include Alberich in Der Ring des Nibelungen with the Deutsche Oper Berlin; Alberich in Siegfried at Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville; Telramund in Lohengrin at Deutsche Oper Berlin; Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera at the New Orleans Opera; Crown in Porgy and Bess at Cincinnati Opera; and Amonasro in Aida at Lyric Opera of Chicago. He made his LA Opera debut as Alberich in Das Rheingold in 2009. (

LA Opera appearances:
Alberich in Das Rheingold (2009)
Alvaro in Florencia en el Amazonas (2014)

Productions at LA Opera

  • Florencia en el Amazonas

    Florencia en el Amazonas