“Joshua Hopkins’ young and sexy Papageno was a vocal and dramatic triumph.”
The Independent, Rosie Johnston, September 14, 2006.

“Papageno was beautifully and forthrightly voiced by Joshua Hopkins, a Canadian baritone clearly destined for a fine career; his portrayal—decked in a T-shirt, yellow shoes, long jean shorts, and the now inevitable baseball cap—was gamely earnest.”
GayCityNews, David Shengold, August 17, 2006.

“…the Papageno of the young American [sic] Joshua Hopkins won hearts with his wonderfully natural delivery of the birdcatcher’s songs and prattle.”
The Sunday Times, Hugh Canning, August 13, 2006.

“…baritone Joshua Hopkins sang beautifully and acted convincingly in the role.”
MusicalAmerica.com, Sarah Bryan Miller, August 10, 2006.

“An athletic Joshua Hopkins capered comically and sang stunningly as the bird-catcher Papageno, who wants only a little wife and a quiet life rather than the stern, wind-swept heights of knowledge. Hopkins has a perfectly placed, resonant baritone with a gorgeous, easy sheen to it. Like Spence, he is a singer to watch and will doubtless achieve real heights in both song and opera, for he has brains and joy to go with his voice.”
The New Mexican, Craig Smith, July 3, 2006.