Press

Little Women

Conductor John Baril holds everything in the production together with a master’s hand.


Boulder Daily Camera July, 2001


Little Women

In the pit, John Baril conducts Adamo’s busy score with a sure hand and keen sense of balance.


Rocky Mountain News July, 2001


Street Scene

…Best Ensemble of 1999


Westword “Best of Denver” December, 1999


Street Scene

Conductor John Baril…kept a tight rein on the fascinating score, and his musicians reveled in the variety of color, rhythm and texture demanded of them.


Colorado Independent July, 1999


Street Scene

There is a feeling that when the orchestra gets there and the conductor is there that the show is out of [the director’s] control. The tempi don’t change with Baril as conductor…[you] don’t have to worry about a tired conductor that causes the whole thing to slow down.


Out Front Colorado July, 1999


Street Scene

Conductor John Baril obviously has taken into account Weill’s classical and pop sides, give space to the former and pizzazz to the latter. If you see only one production in Central this summer, this is the one!


Denver Post July, 1999


Street Scene

It takes a stage director with the mind and heart of Michael Ehrman and a conductor with the intelligence and insight of John Baril to bring this off.


Daily Camera July, 1999


Street Scene

Kudos also to John Baril and solid pit orchestra, …giving the jazzy-bluesy Broadway sound of Weill an energetic interpretation.


Rocky Mountain News July, 1999


The Ballad of Baby Doe

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh’s production of The Ballad of Baby Doe, directed by Michael Ehrman and conducted by John Baril…is one of [Pittsburgh’s] ten best classical music performances of 1998.


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette December, 1998


Il Trovatore

If all operatic performances of merit begin with the conductor—even “Trovatore,” the ultimate singers’ opera—then John Baril was the right choice to lead this excellent production. …Baril provided the eloquence and shrewd pacing from which the entire production took its vivid, dark persona.


Reno Evening Gazette October, 1998