"…climactic high points in the flowing melody soared over the orchestra, elegantly conducted by Joseph Colaneri."
Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, Norma
"Conductor Joseph Colaneri, whose work with La traviata in this same Glimmerglass season opened me to a whole fresh hearing of Verdi’s opera, demonstrated he is equally sure-footed and sensitive to working with the contemporary Italian composer Corigliano’s massive and complicated score."
Susan Galbraith, DC Theatre Scene, The Ghosts of Versailles
"Corigliano’s score is a riotous mix of styles...and Joseph Colaneri masterfully blended them into a cohesive whole."
Rick Perdian, Seen and Heard International, The Ghosts of Versailles
"...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, The Cunning Little Vixen
"In the pit, Joseph Colaneri kept the proceedings percolating with admirable unity of purpose and dramatic investment. Maestro Colaneri conducted with aplomb and obvious command of the ever-shifting musical genres."
James Sohre, Opera Today, The Ghosts of Versailles
"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 Cunning Little Vixen
“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, La bohème
"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.”
Linda Loomis, The Syracuse Post Standard, Macbeth
"Colaneri provided space for the singers to breathe, a sense of majesty for the Triumphal Scene, and urgent orchestral drama for the interpersonal conflicts."