“…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 Times, Anthony Tommasini, January 1, 2013.

“…baritone Joshua Hopkins sings with robust tone as her nemesis, Cecil…”
The Washington Post, Mike Silverman for The Associate Press, January 1, 2013.

“…Joshua Hopkins was properly stiff and insinuating as William Cecil, Elizabeth’s chief adviser, who pushes for Mary’s execution…”
The Wall Street Journal, Heidi Waleson, January 2, 2013.