“Blue” has been released. Click here to order: The album – produced by Washington National Opera in association with San Francisco Classical Recording Company – has been released as 2 SACDs and in digital format for streaming and high-resolution downloads. Digital Worldwide Release date was: March 25, 2022
“Blue is surely one of the best new operas to have been written in North America (…) in the past dozen years.”Ralph P. Locke
“The one big name in the cast is Gordon Hawkins, a world-renowned Porgy, Rigoletto and Alberich who here establishes a rock-solid presence as The Reverend.”
Listening During Covid, Part 11: Making Classical Music New in All Kinds of Ways Review of Blue recording By Prof. Ralph P. Locke
June 13 – 28, 2022
Sinfonieorchester St.Gallen, Switzerland
Porgy & Bess, Gershwin
May 18/20/22, 2022
School Culture, Equity and Diversity Committee with the MVP Department presents: GORDON HAWKINS
We invite you to join with questions for an informal conversation with Mr. Hawkins.
Meeting ID: 916 1749 4663
Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at 7:00 pm (GMT).
This virtual event is free and open to the public
Role: Baron Scarpia
Portland Opera, Oregan
October 29, 31
November 4, 6
Role: Baron Scarpia, Chief of police
Tosca is a melodrama set in Rome in June 1800. Napoleons forces are threatening to overpower Rome, causing great concern in Naples. Baron Scarpia is dispatched to extinguish this insurrection and return order. Tensions and pressures grow with each passing hour, and time is of the essence.
Role: King Thoas
Susan Graham, Plácido Domingo, Paul Groves, Gordon Hawkins, Patrick Summers
On Wednesday March 24, 2021 the Metropolitan Opera will air its production of IPHIGÉNIE EN TAURIDE recorded on Saturday, February 26, 2011.
The performance is available for a total of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day.
Feb. 10, 2021 WNO celebrates #GordonHawkins
“Gordon Hawkins is critically acclaimed throughout the world for his in-depth interpretations and lush baritone voice. As a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Music, he sang the various bel canto roles of Italian opera. Hawkins has an impressive number of title roles under his belt. Some of his lead roles include the title role of Nabucco and Macbeth, Count di Luna in Il Trovatore, Scarpia in Tosca, Amonasro in Aida, and many more. He’s won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and was awarded the Washington National Opera Artist of the Year in 2006. Hawkins is also a Professor of Voice at Arizona State University.” Washington National Opera
[Presented as part of #BlackCultureMatters, a WNO content series centering Black voices in the arts and affirming that Black lives matter.]
Pictured here: Gordon Hawkins as Alberich in Washing National Operas 2016 production of Rheingold.
Date: Oct 17, 2020
Time: 7.30 pm PDT – 10.30 pm EST – 4.30 am CET
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Portland Opera will kick off its 2020-21 season with an opera gala. The concert will feature sopranos Vanessa Isiguen, Alexandra LoBianco, and Caitlin Lynch; mezzo-soprano Daryl Freedman; baritones Michael Chioldi, Gordon Hawkins, and Will Liverman; and bass-baritone Daniel Mobbs. Pianists include company Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox, as well as Cris Frisco, Steven McGhee, Joshua Quinn, and Carol Wong.