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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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“Joshua Hopkins made a fine debut, singing with a robust baritone as Marta’s ill-fated lover, the violinist Tadeusz.” Chicago Classical Review, Lawrence A. Johnson, February 25, 2015. “As Tadeusz, Marta’s fiancé, Joshua Hopkins used his rich baritone to create a calm, moral center amid the madness of Auschwitz.”  Chicago Sun-Times, Wynne Delacoma, February 25, 2015. […]

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“Vocally, the Count and Countess Almaviva…stole the show. Hopkins’ baritone is strong, beautiful, and confident. He sings with musicality, bringing depth to a character whose insatiable lust and violent jealousy typically do not endear him to the audience. This brute has feelings, albeit entirely selfish ones, and Hopkin’s portrayal of the Count makes it easier […]

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