“Baritone Joshua Hopkins as Olivier: His bright, unfussy delivery provides a useful counterbalance to a characterization molded a bit toward sulkiness.” Santa Fe New Mexican, James M. Keller, July 24, 2016.
“As the poet Olivier, baritone Joshua Hopkins made his character a bright and talented young man.” Bachtrack, Maria Nockin, August 9, 2016.
“As Olivier, dapper Joshua Hopkins was a scrappy bulldog of a rival, barking counter arguments in a petulant, resonant baritone. Mr. Hopkins has shown before that he is not only a consistently secure vocalist, but also an imaginative actor.” Opera Today, James Sohre, August 12, 2016.
“As Flamand, tenor Ben Bliss displays a beautiful sound and is wonderful when captivated, in an innocent manner, hearing his own music played. Hopkins displays [an] equally lovely baritone. He plays the poet as, well, a poet—moodier than the composer. Both are marvelous singers. In case the Countess is judging by vocal production, her choice would be hard indeed.” Theater Jones,
“…while the poet Olivier, in Joshua Hopkins’s firmly grounded baritone, tried to assure us that truth and joy come from words, as if from the Earth itself.” Opera News, Simon Williams, November 2016.