"…climactic high points in the flowing melody soared over the orchestra, elegantly conducted by Joseph Colaneri."
Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times
"...the conductor Joseph Colaneri brought great tenderness to Janacek’s tuneful score, teasing out the composer’s flourishes of Moravian folk music."
Joel Rozen, The New York Times
"Janáček called for a large force, and the score is awash with lush and brilliant orchestral colors. Joseph Colaneri was in total control and paced the performance beautifully."
Rick Perdian, Seen and Heard International
“The orchestra, which in this opera continuously dialogues with the voices, and foreshadows all the dramatic outcomes, was led with subtlety and vivacity by the American Conductor, Joseph Colaneri."
Federico Monjeau, Clarín
"Superstar status for this production of Verdi's 1847 opera, however, goes to the festival orchestra conductor Joseph Colaneri, who electrified the audience from the ominous opening chords to the mournful finale.”