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Canadian Opera Company Rory Macdonald, conductor Joan Font, director

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“This production marked the first time a Toronto audience has heard Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins in one of his signature roles. An excellent actor with an ebullient stage presence, Hopkins played Figaro as Puckish figure, mischievous but somehow innocent as the same time. His voice has a warm, creamy quality like caramel that is also […]

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Joshua is delighted to launch his spring 2015 with a return to the Canadian Opera Company after performing in last season’s critically-acclaimed La bohème.  He will be singing the title role in Rossini’s iconic Il barbiere di Siviglia in a whimsical and zany production created by Els Comediants. Conducted by Rory Macdonald, the cast includes […]

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Lyric Opera of Chicago (company and role debut) Sir Andrew Davis, conductor David Pountney, director

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“Joshua Hopkins made a fine debut, singing with a robust baritone as Marta’s ill-fated lover, the violinist Tadeusz.” Chicago Classical Review, Lawrence A. Johnson, February 25, 2015. “As Tadeusz, Marta’s fiancé, Joshua Hopkins used his rich baritone to create a calm, moral center amid the madness of Auschwitz.”  Chicago Sun-Times, Wynne Delacoma, February 25, 2015. […]

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This winter Joshua makes his exciting Lyric Opera of Chicago debut in Weinberg’s riveting The Passenger as Tadeusz, a Polish political prisoner imprisoned in Auschwitz.  Conducted by Lyric’s music director, Sir Andrew Davis, the cast includes Amanda Majeski, Daveda Karanas, and Brandon Jovanovich in David Pountney’s extraordinary production. “Music of beauty and enormity…it is a […]

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