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“With his glowing, velvety baritone, Hopkins gives a soul-baring performance that is gut-wrenching, cathartic, and a model of pinpoint focus.” Opera News, Joanne Sydney Lessner, March 2021. “But above it all is the real beauty of Hopkins’s voice, the strong baritone paired with a throaty anxiety that seeps into these songs. When an artist creates […]

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“Songs for Murdered Sisters, is at once powerful and tender, and also prompts a remarkable vocal performance from Hopkins…Beautifully performed here, the cycle ultimately transcends the terrible circumstances of its conception to offer both a strident piece of social activism and an affecting work of art.” BBC Music Magazine, Kate Wakeling, May 13, 2021. “Hopkins […]

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“The extraordinary young baritone Joshua Hopkins delivered a solid and well-crafted Papageno, having doubled in the smaller, tragic role of the ill-fated suitor Silvio in Pagliacci.” The New Criterion, Paul du Quenoy, March 12, 2021. “Silvio was performed by Joshua Hopkins with passion and solid technique.” Palm Beach Daily News, Marcio Bezzera, February 28, 2021. […]

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“…there’s a real surge of emotion at the climax of the Act 2 duet with Joshua Hopkins’s outstanding Athanaël. His is a remarkable, unforgettable performance, sung with consistently expressive beauty, and quite superbly characterised, with every second of Athanaël’s progress from prurient fanaticism to desire, atheism and despair registering with quite astonishing vividness. Hopkins . […]

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“The vivacious Eurydice (the soprano Danielle de Niese) seems smitten with the hearty Orpheus (the baritone Joshua Hopkins)…In the opera’s boldest stroke, Mr. Aucoin, who sees Orpheus as a divided character, gives him a double. Orpheus the everyday guy — clueless if also endearing — is sung by Mr. Hopkins, with firm voice and youthful […]

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“And the hearty-voiced baritone Joshua Hopkins stole the show as Papageno, the hapless bird-catcher who reluctantly becomes Tamino’s sidekick on his quest. Mr. Hopkins’s antics and pratfalls had the audience giggling all afternoon.” The New York Times, Anthony Tommasini, Dec. 16, 2019. “Stellar performances were delivered by all the players. Joshua Hopkins, baritone, provided a […]

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