“Baritone Joshua Hopkins brings unsettling charisma to the title role, singing stylishly and earning laughs from Saturday night’s crowd even when the character behaves cruelly. (Charm takes Don Giovanni only so far, though; the opening-night audience gave Hopkins a hearty round of boos at the final curtain.) He also paints a startlingly clear picture of the antihero’s mental disintegration over the course of the opera…He [Wiegold], Hopkins and Burns make gripping drama of the opera’s climactic confrontation, amplified by some truly terrifying singing from the men of the Utah Opera Chorus.” The Salt Lake Tribune, Catherine Reese Newton, May 14, 2017.

“The ensemble of the lead characters was one of the strongest I’ve heard at Utah Opera in recent years. The balance and energy between the characters was very dynamic, from Joshua Hopkins as Don Giovanni, down to Richard Wiegold as the Commendatore. The Utah Review, Sara Neal, May 17, 2017.