“Zambello gathered a cast that was tailor-made for their roles, and they made it all seem so natural and effortless. Joshua Hopkins in the title role came through the audience tossing off opera’s most famous entrance aria with aplomb. Hopkins’ baritone is full and free with high notes that ring effortlessly, and his Figaro was a dashing scamp.” Seen and Heard International, Rick Perdian, July 25, 2018.

“In the title role, Joshua Hopkins brought physical ease and a dark, sturdy timbre that was well matched by Emily d’Angelo’s glamorous Rosina.” Opera News, Judith Malafrontev, July 2018.

“Baritone Joshua Hopkins’s “Largo al Factotem,” [sic] Figaro’s opening aria, exacted a balance of joie d’vivre and irony with his suave but gutsy voice.” New York Arts, Seth Lachterman, August 14, 2018.

“From the moment Joshua Hopkins, as Figaro, made his entrance from the back of the orchestra seats, he dominated the stage with his resonant baritone and confident, boisterous acting style.” Classical Voice North America, James L. Paulk, July 27, 2018.

“As the title character, baritone Joshua Hopkins delivered a star turn as Seville’s most famous and craftiest barber. What a whopping role Figaro is, too. One must sing like a saint and be able to act like the devil. Hopkins’ signature aria, which sets the tone for the show, was outstanding.” Operatoonity, Gale Martin, August 5, 2018.