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“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 […]

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“The baritone Joshua Hopkins was especially confident and clear, with a high center of vocal gravity…” The New York Times, Zachary Woolfe, June 15, 2018. “Baritone Joshua Hopkins began the evening with “Largo al factotum” from Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville.” His rendition had no shortage of skill or humor, charming the audience from the […]

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“The baritone Joshua Hopkins was a standout as the impetuous Mercutio.” The New York Times, Anthony Tommasini, April 24, 2018 “Baritone Joshua Hopkins and tenor Bogdan Volkov complemented one another well as Mercutio and Tybalt respectively, both playing up Alpha male interpretations of their respective characters. While this is certainly something one might expect from […]

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“The French mezzo-soprano and the vocally robust Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins delivered one of the evening’s vocal high points, the richly layered duet in which Dorabella and Guglielmo appeared awestruck by their newfound love. Hopkins earned his ovation for Guglielmo’s railing against the “perfidy” of womankind…His firm baritone and sure dramatic instincts hit their mark […]

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“As Dr. Falke, Joshua Hopkins was the finest vocal accomplishment of the night. Mr. Hopkins has a glistening, malleable baritone of exceptional beauty, and he has the technique to exploit its full range of expressive possibilities from comic bluster to melting beauty. Joshua also cuts a dashing figure, can nail a punch line, and is […]

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“Baritone Joshua Hopkins brings unsettling charisma to the title role, singing stylishly and earning laughs from Saturday night’s crowd even when the character behaves cruelly. (Charm takes Don Giovanni only so far, though; the opening-night audience gave Hopkins a hearty round of boos at the final curtain.) He also paints a startlingly clear picture of […]

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