Archive for August 2014
Glyndebourne Festival Ottavio Dantone, conductor Robert Carsen, director
“Joshua Hopkins made a rollicking Saracen Sultan.” The Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen, August 10, 2014. “Joshua Hopkins impressed as Argante, his firm baritone negotiating some fiendish writing, especially in his entrance aria “Sibilar gli angui” whilst able to sing with beauty of tone when required.” Bachtrack, Mark Pullinger, August 10, 2014. “Joshua Hopkins will be familiar […]
What’s On Stage | July 24, 2014
by Simon Thomas
The Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins undertakes the key role of the Saracen king Argante in Glyndebourne’s revival of Rinaldo in Robert Carsen’s left-field production from 2011.
Hopkins has sung to critical acclaim throughout North America at opera houses including the New York Met, Canadian Opera Company, Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Vancouver Opera and Dallas Opera. His awards include the Verbier Festival Academy’s 2008 Prix d’Honneur and the 2006 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.
After making his spectacular debut last season as the Count in Le nozze di Figaro,Joshua returns to Glyndebourne to sing Argante in Handel’s “Rinaldo.” Joshua is excited to revisit this whimsical Robert Carsen production, which he first performed with Glyndebourne Touring Opera in 2011. Baroque music specialist Ottavio Dantone conducts an exciting young cast led […]