“Baritone Joshua Hopkins was a delight as affable Papageno, his voice full-toned, well centered, and nimble.”

Santa Fe New Mexican, James M. Keller,  July 04, 2010.

“Reprising his role from 2006, Joshua Hopkins was a wonderful Papageno, singing with a fine baritone and making every punch line register, with the Canadian singer employing a fitful Texas accent.”

The Classical Review, Lawrence A. Johnson, August 17, 2010.

“Baritone Joshua Hopkins’ return engagement to Santa Fe as Papageno is equally affecting, a good vocal complement to Castronovo. As the earthy commoner, he conveys a go-along, get-along bonhomie that is little concerned with the why of things. Though he pines for a girl and seems not up to some of his trials, he can rise to commanding action when a lady is threatened. In short, he’s much like most of us.”

The Huffington Post, Rodney Punt, July 30, 2010.

“… it’s a pleasure to have him back.  As it is for Joshua Hopkins, the endearing Papageno from 2006. His warm, bright baritone delights yet again.”

Santa Fe Reporter, John Stege, July 14, 2010.

“The singing, too, was generally benign: not great, not offensive. The exceptions to that were the excellent baritone Joshua Hopkins, as a Papageno with a down-home accent and Forrest Gump looks…”

St. Louis Post Dispatch, Sarah Bryan Miller, August 9, 2010.

“The casting for this production is superb, with…Joshua Hopkins as our Birdcatcher Papageno, un-gussied-up as the next-door college kid complete with Levi’s, yellow sneakers (aka athletic shoes in today’s lingo), red T-shirt (bird print on front, of course)…”

Opera Warhorses, Tom Rubbert, August 24, 2010.

“Joshua Hopkins is delightfully goofy as Papageno, with a bright, bold baritone. Dale”

Dallas Morning News, Scott Cantrel, August 6, 2010.

“Baritone Joshua Hopkins had his insipid get-up to contend with, but he was an attractive Papageno, not overly cute (as this role tends to be with the singer usually playing to the children and idiots in the audience), and his duet with Pamina was lovely.”

Opera West, David Gregson, August 11, 2010.

“The evening’s honors went to the singers…Joshua Hopkins was a bumptious, amusing Papageno, affecting a hick Southern accent in the (occasionally rhyming) English dialogue, adapted by Mr. Albery, which differentiated him from the aristocrats.”

The Wall Street Journal, Heidi Waleson, August 14, 2010 .

“High points of the production (last seen at Santa Fe in 2006) included…the strong yet agile baritone of Joshua Hopkins’ Papageno coupled with a strong musical and acting rapport with his Pamina, Ekaterina Siurina…”

Ionarts, Michael Lodico, August 12, 2010.

“As before, the cast is uniformly strong…baritone Joshua Hopkins, who offers a whacky, boyish take on Papageno…”

Denver Post, Kyle MacMillan, July 18, 2010.