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Central City Opera, 2019. Photo by Amanda Tipton.

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With Matthew Burns. Central City Opera, 2019. Photo by Amanda Tipton.

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Central City Opera (role debut) John Baril, conductor Ken Cazan, director

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“Baritone Joshua Hopkins absolutely owns the title character, singing the angelic Budd—whom Britten composed almost as a tragic counterpart to Wagner’s Parsifal—with a radiant, full-hearted commitment that continues through Budd’s inevitable fate. The aria in the “Darbies” as the condemned Budd awaits his demise is stunningly rendered by Hopkins, whose interplay with the piccolo riffs […]

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Joshua makes his anticipated debut as the fated sailor in Britten’s haunting and powerful masterpiece this summer. Joined by Daniel Norman as Captain Vere and Kevin Burdette as John Claggart, Joshua headlines a fantastic cast for the Colorado premiere of Billy Budd at Central City Opera. John Baril conducts a new production directed by Ken […]

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National Arts Centre Orchestra (In Concert) Alexander Shelley, conductor

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