Don Giovanni

Conductor John Baril’s expansive reading brought its own rewards;[the] contrasting swift tempo adopted for “Mi trad√¨” proved most telling…
— Opera News October, 2008

Don Giovanni

Mozart has too much wit and humor, and his lines are too pure and transcendent to cloy. Some people say this is the greatest opera – perhaps the greatest piece of music – ever written, and they’ll get no argument from me. And under the sure baton of John Baril, Central City Opera has assembled voices that do the score justice.
— Westword July, 2006

Don Giovanni

Conductor John Baril delivers a well-paced and sensible interpretation of this tragi-comic masterwork.
— ColoradoDrama.com July, 2006

Don Giovanni

Conductor John Baril keeps things moving at a brisk, but never hurried, pace.
— Rocky Mountain News July, 2006

Don Giovanni

Fitting then that the Opera’s burgeoning music director, John Baril, should deliver his finest effort to date conducting from the pit for Don Giovanni.
— Weekly Peak – KCME-FM 88.7 July, 2006