Category Archive: News
Joshua is thrilled to be a recipient of a 2011 grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s national, arm’s-length arts funding agency. They provide funding to individual professional artists and arts organizations through a peer assessment process. With this grant, Joshua has been given the freedom […]
The critics have noticed Joshua for his strong performance as Mercutio. Scott Cantrell from the Dallas Morning News notes, “Hopkins is the vocal standout, his baritone bold and bright…” and Wayne Lee Gay from D Magazine claims, “Hopkins lit the stage as Romeo’s assertive and ill-fated companion Mercutio, with a magnetic presence and another hall-filling voice.”
Joshua is very pleased to be making his Dallas Opera debut this February as Mercutio in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette. This marks the first time that Joshua has performed Shakespeare’s compelling, impetuous nobleman. The Dallas Opera presents a traditional production of Gounod’s timeless piece directed by Michael Kahn and conducted by Marco Zambelli. The cast includes […]
Joshua’s debut solo recording with ATMA Classique is now available for purchase at Amazon, iTunes and Arkivmusic. This vocal recital features four contrasting and highly individual twentieth‐century song cycles in English, beautifully accompanied by pianist Jerad Mosbey. Vaughan Williams’ landmark Songs of Travel, Srul Irving Glick’s South of North ‐ Images of Canada, Paul Bowles’ Blue Mountain Ballads, […]
“This was Joshua Hopkins’s first Figaro, but no one would have known it from his performance. He was an authoritative barber who sang with robust sounds and had both vocal and stage tricks up his sleeve.” Opera Today, Maria Nockin, April 27, 2010.