Inducted June 11, 2016
Janet Hopkins graduated from the Whitney Point Central District in 1977. Her love of music led her to SUNY Potsdam where she earned a Bachelor degree in Music Education, cum laude, and a Masters degree in Vocal Performance, with Distinction.Janet went to New York and became a principal soprano soloist with the Metropolitan Opera from 1991-2007. In addition to extensive touring with the Met Janet, has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. She sings in Russian, Czech, French, Italian, German, English, Latin, and Spanish, and speaks several of those languages as well. She has co-starred with vocal greats such as Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, and Renee Fleming.