Joseph Walsh has nearly three decades of experience in preparing, presenting and conducting opera and musical theater in Virginia, across the U.S. and internationally. He is a conductor admired for his ability to combine dramatic flair and theatrical excitement with sensitivity, detail and a keen sense of dramatic pacing. Recently he was music director for The Pirates of Penzance at Riverside Dinner Theater and Christmas at the Old Bull and Bush, George, Don't Do That and Master Class, all ... [ MORE ]

"Virginia Opera's production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" which opened Saturday evening at the Harrison Opera House did the amazing – it did not have imbalances and succeeded on every level. Being one of the greatest of all operas, the experience was one of the best offered by the company in recent years, and one that could rival those of bigger companies. Leading the music, conductor Joseph Walsh moved the long story forward at a fast pace, keeping the listener alert by connecting sections of recitative and aria tightly. He drew a polished, energetic performance from the members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in the pit, every bit of fast figuration under control."

Lee Teply, The Virginian Pilot, February 15, 2010