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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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“Baritone soloist Joshua Hopkins took on the roles of the angel Raphael early on and Adam in the final passages; in the delightful aria “Straight Opening Her Fertile Womb,” a humorously drawn description of the emergence of animals on the earth, Hopkins reveled in Haydn’s depiction of various animals—for instance, lingering on the “L” in […]

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“Baritone Joshua Hopkins as Dr. Malatesta was especially robust; his melodies rang with authority and grace. His third act duet with Mr. Glavin (the notorious patter song “Cheti, cheti immantinente,” immediately encored) and first act scene with Ms. Oropesa (“Vado, corro”) were musical highlights, with crisp ensemble work and riveting staging.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jeremy Reynolds, […]

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“…Joshua Hopkins, with a bright, ardent voice, held his own in the bari-hunk role of Valentin…” Washington National Post, Anne Midgette, March 17, 2019. “One of the show’s most beautiful tunes, Avant de quitter ces lieux, is given to Valentin, sung in this production by baritone Joshua Hopkins. He caressed the cavatina with a tender affection […]

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“Joshua Hopkins’ rich, warm baritone made a great impression as Harry Bailey in his San Francisco Opera debut.” Bachtrack, Donna Stoering, November 21, 2018. “George’s brother Harry who does go off to college was sung by Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins with vibrant presence.” Opera Today, Michael Milenski, November 23, 2018. “…a duet for George’s brother […]

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Opera Warhorses, | August 5, 2018 Rising Stars – Interview with Baritone Joshua Hopkins by William Burnett Read PDF Rising Stars – Interview with Baritone Joshua Hopkins The following interview was conducted with the much-appreciated facilitation of the Santa Fe Opera and the Glimmerglass Festival. Wm: I ask my interviewees their earliest memories of music […]

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