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In conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Vocal Arts DC presents Joshua and Myra Huang in a digital recital from October 8-19. The program features the powerful cycle Songs For Murdered Sisters written for Joshua by Jake Heggie and Margaret Atwood. The recital also explores poems & songs from past centuries by Schubert, Fauré & Debussy, examining them […]

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Critics are loving Joshua’s debut as the swaggering Belcore in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s The Elixir of Love. The Chicago Sun Times gives the show 4 stars and claims, “With his rich baritone, Hopkins’s Belcore was much more than a self-important lothario.” Chicago Classical Review  affirms, “Hopkins sang with a fine, dark-hued voice throughout and […]

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Joshua makes his debut with the Edinburgh International Festival performing his first Harlekin in R. Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos. Conducted by Lothar Koenigs, Joshua is joined by a spectacular cast that includes Dorothea Röschmann, David Butt Philip, Brenda Rae, and Catriona Morison. This wonderful semi-staged production directed by Louisa Muller will be available to watch online from August 29 to […]

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Joshua is thrilled to win his first JUNO Award for Massenet’s Thaïs in the Best Classical Album: Vocal or Choral category. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra recording of Massenet’s emotionally riveting opera Thaïs was released in May 2020 on the prestigious Chandos label. Conducted by TSO Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis, featuring Erin Wall in the […]

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In connection to International Women’s Day on March 8th, PENTATONE releases a digital-only album of Songs for Murdered Sisters, a new song cycle by Margaret Atwood and Jake Heggie, recorded by Joshua with Jake Heggie at the piano. Following the murder of his sister in 2015, Joshua set out on a journey to use his personal […]

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Five years ago, Joshua’s life changed forever when his sister Nathalie, along with two other women, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in a spree that is now considered one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Canadian history. In his grief, Joshua conceived of this song cycle. Co-commissioned by HGO with Canada’s National Arts […]

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