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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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“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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