I Pagliacci / Goyescas

Central City’s orchestra has some fine first chair players but the overall standard of musicianship was less than perfect. Nevertheless, John Baril elicited energetic playing from the group.
— Opera Japonica July, 2003

I Pagliacci / Goyescas

John Baril’s commedia troupe sang, acted, posed and moved with conviction…Baril and his outstanding orchestra brought a wonderfully rich tone to the two operas, particularly the rarely heard Granados. The first interlude is a lovely Spanish divertimento…
— Andante.com July, 2003

I Pagliacci / Goyescas

John Baril’s commedia troupe sang, acted, posed and moved with conviction…Baril and his outstanding orchestra brought a wonderfully rich tone to the two operas, particularly the rarely heard Granados. The first interlude is a lovely Spanish divertimento…
— Rocky Mountain News July, 2003

I Pagliacci / Goyescas

And conductor John Baril extracts from the pit a sound as voluptuous as might be heard in Bayreuth.
— Boulder Daily Camera July, 2003