Chosen by Opera News as one of 25 artists poised to break out and become a major force in the coming decade, Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins has been hailed as “…an outstanding young baritone with a virile, vigorous yet velvety sound and an immediately evident dramatic authority.” In the 2014-2015 season, Mr. Hopkins makes his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Tadeusz in The Passenger conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Mr. Hopkins’ season also includes the title role of Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Canadian Opera Company and Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with the Dallas Opera. He brings his renowned portrayal of Count Almaviva to the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon under the baton of Paul McCreesh. Also in concert, he joins Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as Dr. Pangloss in Bernstein's Candide and can be heard in Lieder recital programs with the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago and under the auspices of the Canadian Opera Company.