“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.

“Everything moves with grim inexorability to the climactic scene in the second act where Marta’s boyfriend Tadeusz (the admirable baritone Joshua Hopkins) is ordered to take up his violin and play the camp commandant’s favorite waltz.”  Chicago Tribune, John von Rhein, February 25, 2015.

“There was pair of notable company debuts in the excellent baritone Joshua Hopkins as Marta’s lover, Tadeusz, and…” Opera News, Mark Thomas Ketterson, February 24, 2015.