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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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“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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