02.08.16Così fan tutte at Sarasota Opera

"From the very beginning, Mozart’s "Cosí fan tutte" sparkled down to the very last detail. The biggest detail is Mozart’s score, one of his best, which received stellar treatment in the overture and beyond by the Opera Orchestra and conductor Marcello Cormio." The Herald Tribune, Sarasota

"Marcello Cormio was an assured hand in the pit, conducting the score with vitality while leaving the singers room to breathe in their solos." South Florida Classical Review

02.27.15Le nozze di Figaro, Sarasota Opera Winter Festival 2015

"Le nozze di Figaro, offering fitful moments of inspired singing and a young conductor who knows how this glorious score should go. Conductor Marcello Cormio showed a sure hand in the pit with well judged tempos throughout, drawing responsive playing from the orchestra." South Florida Classical Review

05.27.14Cormio paces a sparkling Barber in Sarasota

"Marcello Cormio made a notable conducting debut... the young Italian drew vital and spirited playing, with the fizzing ensembles exciting yet with a fine balancing of solo voices, chorus and orchestra." The Classical Review, Sarasota

"... a fine tribute to one of the best showings of this well-loved staple we’ve seen in years. Marcello Cormio, who led the splendid orchestra and vocal forces, ... had a lovely, light touch with the music, never overpowering the singers but always keeping the tempos brisk and stylistic. In fact, he brought out the ever-present champagne bubbles that make Rossini the sparkler of a composer he was." The Observer, Sarasota

"The orchestra, conducted by Marcello Cormio, provided consistent quality and that effervescent hallmark of Rossini's scores." The Herald Tribune, Sarasota