“All roads lead to Count Almaviva, it seems, in FIGARO and I can think of none more dashing, sexy, and complex as Joshua Hopkins now making the role his own at WNO. His swagger and confidence as he relishes flirting with Susanna; his moments of contemplating his treatment of the Countess; and his eventual lesson learned when the machinations and entanglements cease are all part and parcel of Hopkins’ brilliant portrayal of the Count. His ringing baritone are also up to the task, handling his arias with ease.” Broadway World, Jeffrey Walker, September 28, 2016.
“Joshua Hopkins as the Count rolled on stage with rock star sensuality, and his voice was gorgeously seductive. At the start of the second half, he enters wearing a beautiful blue brocade floor-length dressing gown and goes to sit at his desk flanked behind by the double colonnade. The moment is so picture perfect, lit by Mark McCullough, one would be forgiven if one wanted to gasp in sheer beauty. Soon thereafter, Hopkins seductively rips open the top of his garment to reveal an awesome chest of dark tangled hair. Throughout the night, the man also showcased the technical prowess of a beautiful blended voice.” DC Theatre Scene,
“Hopkins’s Count radiates steamy sexuality with marked notes of perpetual confusion and anger. A powerful bass [sic], Hopkins successfully asserts the arrogant authority of a nobleman.” MD Theatre Guide, Jennifer Minich, September 23, 2016.