In Review: Wolverton and Mechavich in the world premiere of "Riders of the Purple Sage" at
"Yet his cinematic score, conducted with verve by Joseph Mechavich, also has a very contemporary energy, with flashing violins of the sort that build excitement in the latest “Star Wars” flick.
On opening night in Tucson, the lead roles of Jane and Lassiter were sung by soprano Karin Wolverton and baritone Morgan Smith, who both deliver memorable arias." -AZCentral.com
"Conductor Joseph Mechavich brought out dramatic flourishes in the Arizona Opera Orchestra, which did justice the music and Bohmler's intent that it remind us of the Silver Screen era Westerns without imitating them. . . Saturday night's cast included standout performances from Dennis, Smith, soprano Karin Wolverton in the role of Jane Withersteen" -Tucson.com