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News About Joseph Mechavich
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“For once we had a guest conductor leading members of the Madison Symphony, Joseph Mechavich. He led a crisp orchestra that balanced intensity with transparency, and the singers were nearly flawless in their phrasing and the accuracy of their “patter” sequences.”
“Of course, the music is Mozart’s and conductor Joseph Mechavich leading the orchestra through the splendid score is reason enough to attend a night at the opera.”-Selena Fry, Louisville.com 2/17/13
“Conductor Joseph Mechavich leads the Louisville Orchestra in a sterling performance of the Mozart score, filled with familiar songs and … read more
By Cindy Sadler
Maestro Joseph Mechavich raises his baton and looks at the orchestra. “Can we all turn in our hymnals to measure 43? First violins, I want you to enjoy more of a pianissimo there. Chorus! I need your eyes there … read more
Conductor Joseph Mechavich knows his way around this music, and he proved it with an orchestral performance that was a satisfaction in itself. The very exposed brass writing in Floyd’s score admittedly posed its challenges, and it must be said that the stage–pit balance unfairly favored the instrumentalists, but the … read more
“When Karen Keltner, San Diego’s scheduled conductor, fell ill before opening night, conductor Joseph Mechavich was called into to save the day — which he did brilliantly, leading the San Diego Symphony in a totally persuasive performance.” – David Gregson, Opera … read more
“Fine supporting came from American mezzo Cindy Sadler in a minor role as Gertrude, the nurse; she has a rich and distinctive voice, and she was charming in a bit of good stage business involving a gang of Capulet roughs and a sword”
“One of the best things about this … read more
Saturday Afternoon at the Opera begins its Canadian season of broadcasts this week. CBC will be broadcasting recordings from major opera houses around the country over the next several months. Their first stop is with Calgary Opera and a stunning new opera production based on an American classic novel. Joseph … read more
The orchestra under the baton of Joseph Mechavich in his FGO debut was in emotional sync with Gounod’s rich swelling melodies that sound less like the Italians of the period and more like a harbinger of the accessible operettas and even musical comedy to come.”
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Joseph Mechavich, accompanied the production with power and clarity.
And you could hear those Expressionist textures in the way guest conductor Joseph Mechavich—a Floyd specialist—lead the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. There were times when Floyd’s grand musical gestures overwhelmed the voices onstage (at … read more
Joseph Mechavich will replace conductor Karen Keltner in the San Diego Opera’s West Coast premiere production of Jake Heggie’s “Moby-Dick,” which opens Saturday at the Civic Theatre.
Mechavich, the music director and principal conductor of the Kentucky Opera, has guest conducted the Deutscheoper Berlin, New York City Opera, Washington National … read more