Category Archive: Reviews
“And the baritone Joshua Hopkins won your heart as the tormented, yet charming Junior. Mr. Alden has written that it was difficult to deal with this somewhat dated character: a gay man who is “punished” with mental illness. Yet Bernstein’s music ennobles and animates Junior, and with his mix of anguish and vitality, Mr. Hopkins [...]
“Joshua Hopkins was a delight as Sid, fully fueled on hormones, confident in his charm. His voice is precisely centered, bright, warm and supple, and when he duetted with Shrader one could only be heartened by the display of youthful singing of robust technical health.”
Santa Fe New Mexican, James M. Keller, August 1, 2010.
“Baritone Joshua Hopkins was a delight as affable Papageno, his voice full-toned, well centered, and nimble.” Santa Fe New Mexican, James M. Keller, July 04, 2010. “Reprising his role from 2006, Joshua Hopkins was a wonderful Papageno, singing with a fine baritone and making every punch line register, with the Canadian singer employing a fitful [...]
“As head of the trio, Hopkins, a baritone from Toronto, showed spirit in rallying his character-tenor cohorts, Tony Stevenson (Pang) and Eduardo Valdes (Pong), for a robustly mellifluous ‘Addio, amore! addio, razza!’” Opera News, John W. Freeman, January 2010.
“Baritone Joshua Hopkins applied the requisite sense of command in “The Trumpet Shall Sound” and “Why Do The Nations.” Los Angeles Times, Richard S. Ginell, December 16, 2009.
Santa Fe New Mexican Pasatiempo, Oct. 16, 2009 DOUBLE DELIGHT by Craig Smith This recital, co-presented by the Santa Fe Concert Association and the Marilyn Horne Foundation, was a treat from start to finish. The small audience was loudly appreciative as baritone Joshua Hopkins and pianist Jerad Mosbey hit one creative home run after the [...]