“…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 sparks between them. Mr. Hopkins knows how to command the stage and his physical presence was as handsome as his vocalizing.”  Opera Today, James Sohre, August 30, 2015.

“Roberto/Nardo, as portrayed by Joshua Hopkins, provides the production with some much-needed vocal and moral grounding. Perhaps the most sympathetic character on stage, aside from the countess, Nardo provides the kind of loyal, moral grounding most of the other characters lack, an impression supported by Mr. Hopkins’ elegant, expressive baritone instrument.”  Communities Digital News, Terry Ponick, August 3, 2015.

“…and baritone Joshua Hopkins…sang with lovely tone and musical intelligence, and…integrated their music-making into appealing and amusing stage presences.” The New Mexican, James M. Keller, July 26, 2015.

“…while soprano Laura Tatulescu and baritone Joshua Hopkins complete a winning ensemble in their comic roles as the housekeeper Serpetta and the manservant Nardo. A show not to be missed.”  Chicago Tribune, John von Rhein, August 11, 2015.

“In the servants’ roles…Hopkins as Nardo…excelled. Joshua Hopkins’ Nardo was an ardent and impressive presence, with a vibrant lyric baritone.”  Opera Warhorses, July 30, 2015.

“Nardo, a servant in disguise, sung by Joshua Hopkins, offered heft and baritone darkness to his part, a nice counter to all the lightness flitting around him.”  Bachtrack, Michael Wade Simpson, July 28, 2015.