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
…rich orchestral playing led by John Baril made for a memorable production.
Colorado Independent July, 1998
…the orchestra performs valiantly under the baton of John Baril.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette March, 1998
The Ballad of Baby Doe
Conductor John Baril’s secure, energetic baton work had precision and rhythmic drive.
Opera News August, 1997