Joshua speaks to the Toronto Star about becoming Figaro for the Canadian Opera Company’s 2015 production of Il barbiere di Siviglia.
“He owns a gorgeous voice, a voice with gold in it. I am not talking about its bankability, but rather its tone...this young Hopkins is one of those golden singers, and he filled the Koch Theater with this gold, this glow.”
- The New Criterion, Jay Nordlinger, December 2010.
“And the baritone Joshua Hopkins won your heart as the tormented, yet charming Junior. Mr. Alden has written that it was difficult to deal with this somewhat dated character: a gay man who is “punished” with mental illness. Yet Bernstein’s music ennobles and animates Junior, and with his mix of anguish and vitality, Mr. Hopkins triumphed over stereotype.”