Winner of the 2006 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, Joshua Hopkins has been hailed as "...an outstanding young baritone with a virile, vigorous yet velvety sound and an immediately evident dramatic authority." Operatic performances of the 2005-06 season include Morales in Carmen for the Canadian Opera Company, Publio in La Clemenza di Tito at L'Opéra de Montréal, and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte both at Calgary Opera and the Santa Fe Opera. On the concert stage, Mr. Hopkins sings Bach Cantatas with Bernard Labadie and the Ensemble Arion in Quebec and Montreal, joins Barbara Bonney on a program of Mozart songs under the auspices of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and appears at Carnegie Hall in a performance of Haydn part songs with pianist Richard Goode. For the Marilyn Horne Foundation, he offers a recital and an educational residency at the University of Pittsburgh and he also appears in Toronto, in conjunction with The Aldeburgh Connection, in a program entitled 'Schubert's Florilegium' that highlights many of the Lieder about flowers written by the composer.
Opera Carolina Performances:
Pagliacci / La Vida Breve (2006–2007)