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“Following up from his impressive company debut last season as the doomed violinist Tadeusz in The Passenger, Joshua Hopkins was a terrific Mercutio. The Canadian baritone conveyed the character’s wacky bravado and delivered a nimble and elegant account of the Queen Mab aria.”  Chicago Classical Review, Lawrence A. Johnson, February 23, 2016. “Joshua Hopkins [made] an […]

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“Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins is excellent as the Count. His portrayal was more nuanced that the usual indignant and self-aggrandized minor royalty who is having a bad day. His portrayal is less of a stereotype. His Count is bewildered and bemused by events he thought he controlled; a bungling lothario and incompetent schemer who is […]

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“Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins is well-known to HGO audiences, and he makes a stunning impression as The Pilot…..Hopkins’ voice is always bright, powerful, somewhat reassuring, in contrast to Jones’ waif-like Prince.  There is also something about Hopkins’ gentle stance, whenever he is on stage with the Prince, that makes him wonderfully appealing. Particularly poignant is the […]

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“The Canadian baritone exhibited a warm timbre and ease at the highest and lowest extremes. His ardent readings of some of Schumann’s greatest lieder had the intimacy of a parlor performance while giving weight and expression to Heinrich Heine’s texts…With Tilson Thomas and the orchestra, Hopkins offered a beautiful performance of Dr. Marianus’ description of […]

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“…Joshua Hopkins displayed a velvety baritone and a fine sense of humor as Nardo, Sandrina’s servant.” Wall Street Journal, Heidi Waleson, August 10, 2015. “Joshua Hopkins is a suave performer, with a rich, manly baritone, evenly produced with a suggestion of plush velvet. His Nardo was a perfect foil for Serpetta and they created real […]

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“This production marked the first time a Toronto audience has heard Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins in one of his signature roles. An excellent actor with an ebullient stage presence, Hopkins played Figaro as Puckish figure, mischievous but somehow innocent as the same time. His voice has a warm, creamy quality like caramel that is also […]

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