“Joshua Hopkins in his debut as Valentin, Marguerite’s brother, contributes some eloquent, clear-toned singing, with a nicely focused top to his voice. The famous aria in the [first] act is a high point, as indeed is [his] death scene in the [third] act–a very fine performance in every respect.”
Calgary Herald, Kenneth Delong, November 9, 2008.

“The only true virtuous character, Valentin, is played by baritone Joshua Hopkins. His warm tones and smooth movement from the top to bottom of his vocal range meld into refined performances in his [first] and [third] act arias. In the latter, he takes a long time dying from wounds inflicted by Faust and holds the audience in thrall with an emotional performance.”
Fast Forward Weekly, Tim Christison, November 13 – November 19, 2008.