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“The standout singer is Joshua Hopkins as Machiavelli…” Financial Times, Mervyn King, March 28, 2017. “With his handsome timbre, baritone Joshua Hopkins as Machiavelli gets to sing the most lyrical pages at the beginning and end of the opera.” Bachtrack, Nicolas Nguyen, March 26, 2017. “With his large, expressive baritone and vivid stage presence, Joshua […]

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“Top vocal and dramatic honours went to the Papageno of Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins, who fully embodied the Bird-catcher. Funny, endearing, good-natured, mischievous are just a few adjectives to describe his acting. Combine that with a smooth, warm, exceptionally beautiful lyric baritone, and you have a real winner. At 38, it’s an age when some […]

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“But the surprise was baritone Joshua Hopkins, a last-minute replacement for ailing Sol Jin, as Marguerite’s stalwart brother Valentin. He, too, is blessed with a body for tights, but his voice, mon dieu, has mellowed into a real instrument of purity, clarity and quality. Looking like Prince Valiant doesn’t hurt, and in all aspects, he […]

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“All roads lead to Count Almaviva, it seems, in FIGARO and I can think of none more dashing, sexy, and complex as Joshua Hopkins now making the role his own at WNO. His swagger and confidence as he relishes flirting with Susanna; his moments of contemplating his treatment of the Countess; and his eventual lesson […]

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“Baritone Joshua Hopkins as Olivier: His bright, unfussy delivery provides a useful counterbalance to a characterization molded a bit toward sulkiness.” Santa Fe New Mexican, James M. Keller, July 24, 2016. “As the poet Olivier, baritone Joshua Hopkins made his character a bright and talented young man.” Bachtrack, Maria Nockin, August 9, 2016. “As Olivier, […]

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“The series concluded on Aug. 7 with an enjoyable performance shared by baritone Joshua Hopkins and tenor Ben Bliss, with Illick at the piano. At the Opera this summer, they are rivals for the hand of the Countess in Capriccio. In this concert, they teamed up for another number in which they also portray romantic […]

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