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News:

Review: Central City Opera makes magic at 8,500 feet - Colorado Springs Gazette
"In this performance, associate conductor Aaron Breid replaced company music director John Baril in the pit and inspired the orchestra towards an energetic and sensitive underpinning for the story."

Review: Virginia Opera's terrific 'Turandot' heads to Richmond - Communities Digital News
"A big hat tip as well to the company's fine chorus, clearly coached to near-perfection by chorus master Aaron Breid. The choral singing-very important in this opera-was tight, clean, well enunciated and dramatically quite effective."

Review: Freischütz American Style - Virginia Opera's Praiseworthy "Magic Marksman" - Opera Warhorses
"The Virginia Opera Chorus has a dominant presence in the opera, memorable in the opening number in which it jeers the hapless Max and in the rousing Hunters' chorus of the final act. Aaron Breid is Virginia Opera's chorus master."


Opera News: In Review - Die Zauberflöte - Opera News
"Presiding in the pit, Aaron Breid drew rich singing from the chorus and favored quick tempos that heightened the music's comic sense yet never slighted the ritual elements."

Upcoming:

Central City Opera:
Bizet: Carmen
July 8, 12, 14*, 16, 18, 20, 22, 26, 28, 30
August 1*, 3, 6

Mozart: Così fan tutte
July 15, 19, 21, 23, 25*, 27, 29
August 2, 4