Meet the Artists – Joseph Mechavich

Joseph Mechavich

Conductor, Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

  1. Where were you born and raised?
    Long Lake, Minnesota.
  2. If you weren’t a conductor, what profession would you be in?
    Air traffic controller.
  3. The first opera I was ever worked on was…
    Offenbach’s La Périchole.
  4. My favorite opera is…
    Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande.
  5. My favorite food to cook or eat is…
  6. People would be surprised to know…
    I don’t have many surprises… What ya see is what ya get!
  7. If I could travel anywhere, real or fantasy, I would travel to…
  8. I like to binge-watch…
    WW II documentaries.
  9. What four people (living or deceased) would you like to invite for a dinner party?
    Julia Child, Jimmy Carter, Jules Massenet, Eleanor Roosevelt.
  10. Everyone should see Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci because….
    Two quintessentially Italian operas… a spicy feast for the ears and eyes!

Find out more about Joseph and our other Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci artists, and don’t miss the chance to see him conduct this fabulous double-bill.  Performances are November 2 and November 4 in Overture Hall.  Tickets start at $18!




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