Joshua Hopkins


In the 2013-14 season, operatic performances of Joshua Hopkins include the roles of Marcello in a new production of La bohème at the Canadian Opera Company conducted by Carlo Rizzi and Schaunard in a revival of the beloved Franco Zeffirelli production at the Metropolitan Opera led by Stefano Ranzani.  He also makes international debuts at Oper Frankfurt as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte and at Washington National Opera as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte conducted by Philippe Auguin. He returns to Glyndebourne to sing Argante in Händel's Rinaldo after his tremendous success at the Festival as the Count in Le nozze di Figaro in summer 2013.  Concert performances of the season include Fauré's Requiem with Bernard Labadie and the Kansas City Symphony as well as Messiah with the San Francisco Symphony conducted by Ragnar Bohlin as well as  with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Jean-Marie Zeitouni. Mr. Hopkins can be seen in recital this season with tenor Paul Appleby under the auspices of the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center. 

Past concert engagements include his European concert debut with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias in Spain, performing Peter Lieberson's poignant Songs of Love and Sorrow, Bach's Magnificat with Orchestra of St. Luke's under the baton of Robert Spano at Carnegie Hall, and Nielsen's Symphony No. 3 as well as Mozart's Mass in C minor with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Alan Gilbert. Mr. Hopkins toured North America with Bernard Labadie and Les Violons du Roy offering performances of Bach's Christmas Oratorio and Händel's Messiah in Quebec, Montreal, Los Angeles, and at Carnegie Hall. He also has performed and recorded Bach's Johannes-passion with Portland Baroque Orchestra and Arion Orchestre Baroque.

Profoundly committed to the art of song, Mr. Hopkins' first recital disc, Let Beauty Awake, was released in 2010 featuring songs of Barber, Bowles, Glick, and Vaughan Williams on the ATMA Classiquelabel. 

March 2014

Joshua Hopkins