Conductor John Baril’s expansive reading brought its own rewards;[the] contrasting swift tempo adopted for “Mi tradì” proved most telling…
— Opera News October, 2008
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
Conductor John Baril delivers a well-paced and sensible interpretation of this tragi-comic masterwork.
— ColoradoDrama.com July, 2006
Conductor John Baril keeps things moving at a brisk, but never hurried, pace.
— Rocky Mountain News July, 2006
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