“But the surprise was baritone Joshua Hopkins, a last-minute replacement for ailing Sol Jin, as Marguerite’s stalwart brother Valentin. He, too, is blessed with a body for tights, but his voice, mon dieu, has mellowed into a real instrument of purity, clarity and quality. Looking like Prince Valiant doesn’t hurt, and in all aspects, he stole the show from the veterans.” Houston Press, D.L. Groover, October 29, 2016.
“The good news is that the talented Joshua Hopkins filled in, giving an impassioned and commanding performance in this lesser, yet crucial role. He has a confident and exacting voice, never cowering under the force of the orchestra, and he is a commanding actor.” CultureMap Houston, Theadore Bale, October 30, 2016.
“Joshua Hopkins is all swagger and bravery as Valentin, and plays the valiant soldier with verve and bravado. His death scene is particularly touching.” Broadway World, Gary Laird, November 2, 2016.
“Instead of an indisposed Jin, we got the opportunity to see, and hear, the young Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins, in what will surely become a signature role. Hopkins has a stunning voice and a distinguished stage manner. He even managed to make us believe the much-joked-about stage business. He is stabbed, but still manages to sing 10 minutes of music before expiring.” TheaterJones, Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, November 7, 2016.