"A bright spot in this year’s lineup was Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” (1817), thanks in large measure to the sprightly, idiomatic conducting of Joseph Colaneri and the witty direction of Kevin Newbury." Rossini, La Cenerentola, Glimmerglass Festival July 2009

Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal

"Best of all, Joseph Colaneri, the artistic director of Mannes Opera and a conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, drew a fleet and bracing performance from the student orchestra." Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro, Mannes Opera 

Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times
Verdi’s Jester Is One More Constellation in the Park

"On Wednesday 27,600 people turned up for Verdi’s “Rigoletto” on the Great Lawn of Central Park, the second performance this year in the Metropolitan Opera’s Met in the Parks series ....


Joseph Colaneri led the orchestra in a polished and well-paced accompaniment." Verdi, Rigoletto on the Great Lawn of Central Park,Met in the Park Series

Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times
MUSIC REVIEW; Poignant and Hulking, A New Rigoletto

"...the excellent efforts of Joseph Colaneri, the conductor, who paced Verdi's score with dramatic savvy and chose effective tempos, measured enough to allow breathing room, but directed and supple." Verdi, Rigoletto, New York City Opera

The New York Times
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