Known as one of the finest singer-actors of his generation, Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins has been hailed as having “a glistening, malleable baritone of exceptional beauty.” (Opera Today) Celebrated for his versatility, Joshua’s repertoire spans four centuries. He can be seen frequently gracing the stages of The Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Glyndebourne, Washington National Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and the Canadian Opera Company. Joshua’s recent seasons have featured some of his favorite roles including Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, and the title role in Billy Budd.
His symphonic appearances include the Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Profoundly committed to the art of song, Joshua’s first recital disc, Let Beauty Awake, features songs of Barber, Bowles, Glick, and Vaughan Williams on the ATMA Classique label. In addition to various appearances at Carnegie Hall, Joshua has given recitals in Chicago, Montreal, New York, Santa Fe, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington, D.C.