"...and to have that perfume is a director with the great musicality that José Fabra has demonstrated to have. His good judgment in the choice of basic tempi and the best of taste to administer the rubato wrought wonders with an orchestra additionally in day of grace..."
"…a performance that also had a good contribution in the musical section by an efficient and vigorous musical direction of José Fabra. He knows the genre very well, he believes in it and gives it body. His proper overview and his ability to make the most of the orchestral elements put his version at the disposal of the piece and the singers..."
"...the work undertaken by José Fabra, accompanied by the musicians of the Orquestra Ciutat de Torrent was exemplary: the overture finesse, subsequent timbre-sound balance, good conducting and stringency in the approach to the solo voices…”
"...All the elements of this rare jewel of a production, from Jose Fabra´s vibrant conducting of Barbieri´s musically effervescent score to Lutz E. Seelig´s clever directing and Ferdinando Chefalo´s charming choreography, along with the attractive set and beautiful costumes and lighting, combine to create a winner…”
"...The Orchestra of the Community of Madrid and the Choir of Teatro de la Zarzuela responded to the baton of José Fabra, excelling in pit-scene fairness pit-scene which he preferably cared for…”
"...José Fabra featured a direction that was beyond mere efficiency. Well arranged with singers and chorus, his version is respectful of the voice, not to mention the orchestral details so abundant in the score which the Ciudad de Oviedo Symphony Orchestra resolved well…”
"...And of the musical cohesion of the cast José Fabra certainly was the main architect. A young director, he has been working for ten years in the pit of Campoamor and always with optimal results. He revalidated his efficiency with a tight direction that combined aggressive ridges with more lyrical passages creating the different atmospheres that define the work with success, mastery and ease. He knows the symphony orchestra "City of Oviedo" very well and he knows how to get the best out of it…”