THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN (Janacek)                          Cape Town Opera

The director, Joshua Major and designer Michael Mitchell, have created a magical forest and their costuming is truly innovative.  What impresses about Major's directing, is the way he has given attention to minor detail such as the life-like head movements of the hens and the characterization of the dog, Lapak.  Die Burger

LUCIA DI LAMERMOOR (Donizetti)                              Academy of Vocal Arts

Staged in the Academy of Vocal Arts' tiny theater, the work by Gaetano Donizetti became fiercely intimate.  Condensing the opera's panoramas into this stage was a kind of triumph for director Joshua Major. The drama focused on face-to-face confrontations and consequences... It was theatrical, musical and riveting.



LA TRAVIATA (Verdi)                                                     Jacksonville Symphony

Joshua Major, has been directing operas since his early 20s and is known for eliciting natural performances. This was clearly evident in La Traviata. Major's direction allowed the vocalists to develop an emotionally intricate portrayal of Verdi's famous opera. An interpretation that lent itself to an investigation of the true human elements was not lost on the audience.

LA NOZZE DI FIGARO (Mozart)                                       Tulsa Opera 

The Marriage of Figaro' s Director Joshua Major, making his company debut with this production, has done a superb job of staging the opera....Major's way of presenting the action is such that one hardly needs to read the synopsis or the surtitles to know what is going on. The pace is just fast enough to prevent the action from dragging, and Major has his actors in constant, just always believable, motion on the stage, and the comedy comes genuinely out of the characters and the situations. 


LA TRAVIATA (Verdi)                                                          Opera Theater of St.Louis

That immediacy was palpable during Friday Night's performance of La Traviata, in an effectively spare production by the director Joshua Major. Here was one of the world's most familiar operas. Yet instead of just assessing another Violetta's dexterity with coloratura, the audience seemed involved in a story happening before them...  The New York Times


L'ELISIR D'AMORE (Donizetti)                                               Cleveland Opera

Joshua Major has staged the work with a fine eye for humor and tenderness... what follows does high honor to Donizetti's comic opera both in theatrical and musical terms. The Plain Dealer

LA NOZZE DI FIGARO (Mozart)                                            Music Academy of the West

That the Music Academy's production was a resounding success owed not only to the talents and genuine enthusiasm of it young cast, but also to the masterful stage direction by Joshua Major. Classical Voice