John Baril conducted sensitively.
— Marc Shulgold Opera Now December, 2012
Conductor John Baril led a firm, convincing performance…
— Peter Alexander Boulder Weekly July, 2012
Everyone was beautifully supported by the John Baril-led pit orchestra….the principal voices and orchestral sounds from this timeless tale of love and loss were glorious.
— David Sckolnik ColoradoSprings.com July, 2012
Conductor John Baril does a fine job with the orchestra, creating a seamless blend of sound at a moderately brisk pace…
— rgz Opera Lively July, 2012
(Under Baril) the Central City Opera Orchestra has never sounded more full or luscious.
— David Marlowe Marlowe’s Musings July, 2012
Maestro John Baril leads the Festival Orchestra in a primo rendition.
— Bob Bows ColoradoDrama.com July, 2012
Music Director John Baril had a keen sense of flow throughout, really shaping each act into a complete musical entity. The orchestra provided a sonic reflection of the atmosphere on stage, as in those coldly plucked strings and “shivering” tremolos at the beginning of Act III.
— Kelly Dean Hansen The Boulder Daily Camera July, 2012