The evening’s Cendrillon was quite delightful under John Baril’s skilled baton…
— Opera News September, 2007
John Baril leads the festival orchestra in resonant harmony with Jules Massenet’s lovely romantic melodies.
— ColoradoDrama.com August, 2007
John Baril, the company’s music director, does his usual fine job as conductor.
— Denver Post July, 2007
Massenet’s score – wow, I never thought the orchestra pit in CC could do it, but this had all the color and diversity one could wish for and John Baril knew what to do with it!
— Glenn Giffin Glenn Giffin July, 2007
Here’s a word you don’t see often under my byline: perfection. The pacing of this first-rate production never lagged, thanks in large measure to the steady conducting of John Baril, who presided over a shimmering orchestral accompaniment.
— Rocky Mountain News July, 2007
The total of these many individual assignments is happily balanced by Massenet’s super-sensuous score, and on the podium CCO music director John Baril went straight for the heart of this lush and lavish music.
— Boulder Daily Camera July, 2007