“Joshua Hopkins made a rollicking Saracen Sultan.” The Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen, August 10, 2014.

“Joshua Hopkins impressed as Argante, his firm baritone negotiating some fiendish writing, especially in his entrance aria “Sibilar gli angui” whilst able to sing with beauty of tone when required.” Bachtrack, Mark Pullinger, August 10, 2014.

“Joshua Hopkins will be familiar to Glyndebourne audiences; we much admired his Count in the 2013 Figaro, and he has sung Argante on the Tour; this time, he brought that role to the main house with resounding success, singing with true Handelian style and creating an almost-lovable villain.” musicOMH, Melanie Eskenazi, August 11, 2014.

“[Armida is] well matched in Joshua Hopkins’ Argante, storming and plotting in some of Handel’s finest music.” theartsdesk, Alexandra Coghlan August 10, 2014.

“Joshua Hopkins is a strong Argante, the wicked Saracen” What’s On Stage, Simon Thomas, August 10, 2014.

“Joshua Hopkins was a wonderfully vivid Argante, stitching the character’s arias (taken from a variety of sources) into something like a coherent character. His opening aria was finely and arrestingly done, much cloak twirling accompanied the equally vivid account of the vocal line. Argante might not be the most well drawn of villains, but Hopkins made him almost believable and a good foil for Gauvin.” Opera Today, Robert Hugill, August 10, 2014,