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Joshua Hopkins


Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins has established himself as a prominent leading artist throughout the United States, appearing regularly at the Metropolitan Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Houston Grand Opera. Most recently, his notable engagements have included Orpheus in Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice at the Metropolitan Opera, the role he created in the world premiere for Los Angeles Opera, Belcore L’Elisir d’amore for the Lyric Opera of Chicago cond. Enrique Mazzola, Harlequin Ariadne auf Naxos at the Edinburgh International Festival and Figaro Il Barbiere di Siviglia for Santa Fe Opera. 

Profoundly committed to the art of song, Joshua recently commissioned a new song cycle with the support of the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Houston Grand Opera. Written in a collaboration between acclaimed American opera composer Jake Heggie and renowned Canadian author Margaret Atwood, the piece, titled Songs for Murdered Sisters explores violence and abuse against women, and is an extremely important and personal project for Joshua.

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Camilla Wehmeyer


Evangeline Parker

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Songs for Murdered Sisters: Orchestral premiere and Canadian tour


Following the film and digital album release of his unique and deeply personal song cycle Songs for Murdered Sisters in March 2021, baritone Joshua Hopkins performs the cycle live for the orchestral world premiere, with co-commissioner the National Arts Centre Orchestra, in an exclusive tour of Ontario, Canada, conducted by Alexander Shelley.

Composed by Jake Heggie, and based on original poetry by Margaret Atwood, Songs For Murdered Sisters is dedicated to the memory of Joshua's sister Nathalie Warmerdam, Anastasia Kuzyk and Carol Culleton, and victims of gender-based violence.

The tour begins in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre, with performances on 9 and 10 February, followed by further performances at the Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto on 11 February, and finally the Jennifer Velva Bernstein Performance Hall, Kingston on 14 February. The cycle will be performed alongside Emilie Mayer's Faust-Overture and Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E Minor.

Following his time in Canada, Joshua returns to the Metropolitan Opera, New York to sing Belcore L'elisir d'amore.

For further information on Joshua's tour of Songs for Murdered Sisters, click here to view his upcoming diary and personal website.

Posted 06/02/2022