Little Women (under John Baril) was that rare thing among modern operas – memorable.
— BBC Music Magazine November, 2001
John Baril conducted with élan. He was willing to luxuriate in a lovely passage, giving it room to bloom…
— Santa Fe New Mexican August, 2001
…the impressions that linger longest are of the many robust performances, the precise orchestral playing (CCO’s music administrator John Baril conducts)…
— Westword July, 2001
John Baril, as conductor and chorus master, did an excellent job with some very tricky music. The shifts in style the musical complexity of the ensemble singing, all come out quite effectively.
— Weekly Register Call July, 2001
The score was capably performed by the pit orchestra under the direction of John Baril
no doubt he deserves his share of the credit for superior quality of the singing heard throughout this production.
— Denver Post July, 2001
Conductor John Baril holds everything in the production together with a master’s hand.
— Boulder Daily Camera July, 2001
In the pit, John Baril conducts Adamo’s busy score with a sure hand and keen sense of balance.
— Rocky Mountain News July, 2001