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“Joshua Hopkins was perfect – conversational and believable – as the lovestruck painter Marcello…” The Globe and Mail, Robert Harris, October 4, 2013. “To my ears, particularly impressive was the warm and gorgeous baritone of Joshua Hopkins, who is now deservedly at the Met.”  La Scena Musicale, Joseph So, October 4, 2013. “Joshua Hopkins played […]

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“The drastic change, however, concerns the Count himself, whose promiscuity, in the context of 1970s ideas about open sexuality, originally turned him into a greater social rebel than Figaro. In a superbly judged performance, however, Joshua Hopkins makes him sinister as well as sexy.  Barbarina’s friends can’t keep their hands off him – but his […]

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“…it was a treat to hear a remarkable singer like Hopkins, fast becoming a real favourite of mine, in songs by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, and Mendelssohn. Hopkins brings all his operatic swagger and real flair for communication to the recital platform: his expressive range is beautifully calibrated, and he’s capable of great emotional depth. His […]

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“Hopkins has real presence and fine comic timing; add in his clear, rich baritone, and he comes near to stealing the show.”  The Vancouver Sun, David Gordon Duke, March 11, 2013. “Baritone Joshua Hopkins, as Papageno, had the voice we most wanted to hear, and the personality we most wanted to engage with.” The Globe […]

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“…Joshua Hopkins, surely one of the classiest, smartest young baritones around, offered a deft characterization of the wily Cecil, Elisabetta’s Secretary of State…” Opera News, F. Paul Driscoll, March, 2013. “The baritone Joshua Hopkins captures the mix of genuine concern and political calculation that drives William Cecil (Guglielmo), Elizabeth’s secretary of state.” The New York […]

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“Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins also gives a stunning portrayal of Marcello, the feisty painter who keeps falling in and out of love with Musetta. With his exacting diction and overall extroversion, he gives the impression of being a native Italian singer. Fans will remember him as Junius in last season’s The Rape of Lucretia. It’s […]

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