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November 2014
After his successful La Traviata at the Boston Lyric Opera,  Arthur Fagen conducts Madama Butterfly in Atlanta

Atlanta Opera Music Director Arthur Fagen conducts an extraordinary new production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly, directed by Atlanta Opera General and Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun. For more than a century, audiences have been moved by Puccini's haunting story of passion, honor and sacrifice. Dina Kuznetsova and Adam Diegel sing the main roles. Performances on November 8, 11, 14 and 16, 2014


More information at:
www.atlantaopera.org
September/October 2014
ARTHUR FAGEN renewed his position as Music Director of the Atlanta Opera until 2017. This October Mr. Fagen conducts La Traviata at the Boston Lyric Opera

Mr. Fagen, highly appreciated for his work with the Atlanta Opera House, has been appointed to continue his engagement with the institution for next three years. This season Arthur Fagen will be conducting in Atlanta Madama Butterfly and the Marriage of Figaro.

His next engagement will bring him to the Boston Lyric Opera, conducting in October Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata in a glorious new production since the opera has not seen at the BLO in nearly a decade. Performances on October 10, 12, 15, 17 and 19, 2014.

More information at:
http://blo.org

June 2014
Join conductor Arthur Fagen for a magnificent Italian operatic spectacular, featuring one of the most popular Puccini's opera, Madama Butterfly

On July 5th Chautauqua Opera Company’s production revives the “Brescia version” of Puccini’s early view of what has become an operatic classic. After receiving widespread praise for his Faust at the Atlanta Opera in March, Arthur Fagen conducts Madama Butterfly in Chautauqua. Cast includes Mary Dunleavy and Scott Quinn.

More information at:
www.chautauquaopera.squarespace.com

May 2014
Arthur Fagen conducts Verdi's Traviata at the Teatro del Bicentenario
 
Arthur Fagen conducts Verdi's La Traviata at the Teatro del Bicentenario, Leon, Mexico, which opens on May 18. Mr. Fagen scored particular success with Gounod's Faust in Atlanta last March, earning outstanding reviews. This month, he flew to Mexico to conduct "La Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi, one of the most popular operas the world over. Further performances on May 21 and 24.
More information at:

www.teatrodelbicentenario.com
February/March 2014
Noah Stewart, Mary Dunleavy and Alexander Vinogradov under the baton of Arthur Fagen will give a sumptuous première of Gounod's Faust in Atlanta

In September 2010 Arthur Fagen began his inaugural season as Music Director of the Atlanta Opera, over the course he led numerous productions including Wagner's Fliegender Hollaender, Mozart's Magic Flute, Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, Mozart's Don Giovanni, Bizet's Carmen, Rossini's L'italiana in Algeri, Puccini's Tosca, among others. Mr. Fagen continues this season his exciting work at the Atlanta Opera with a production of Gounod's grand opera Faust, featuring outstanding tenor Noah Stewart, soprano Mary Dunleavy and bass Alexander Vinogradov. Performances on March 8, 11, 14 and 16.

More information at:
www.atlantaopera.org
November 2013
The Music Director of the Atlanta Opera Arthur Fagen opened in October the season 2013/2014 with Tosca by Giacomo Puccini earning outstanding reviews. Cast included world class performers as Kara Shay Thompson and Massimiliano Pisapia.
 
On October 16, 2013, Maria Pia Ugarte from The Examiner wrote:

"Maestro Arthur Fagen's interpretation of the score was eloquent and skillful. Few understand the complexities of unifying under a baton the multiple elements that come to life in a work of this kind. Fewer are able to harness them together to deliver a coherent performance that doesn't under or overwhelm and doesn't drown singers with its intensity....Maestro Fagen delivered a wonderful mixture of colors that adequately complimented vocal creation and dramatic intension.... At the end of the night, the audience offered a well-deserved standing ovation with enthusiasm, one that said with distinction 'laudamus te' Atlanta Opera, this is a production to be proud of and we are certainly proud of you!"

On October 13, The Atlanta Cultural Arts Reviews wrote:

"If you like opera, or you think you might like opera, get your tickets because this is one of the best productions in years, with great singers, sets, costumes, music, lighting and all the elements that bring a classic story of treachery to life with a high degree of theatricality that is a delight. The orchestra under the baton of Arthur Fagan does a terrific job and the entire production directed by Tomer Zvulun is first-rate. "

On October 5, Christie Grimstad from Concertonet.com, wrote:

"Arthur Fagen leads a well-rehearsed, clean-diction orchestra ...."
September/October 2013
Arthur Fagen, Music Director of the Atlanta Opera, will open the season 2013/2014 with the intensely passionate music of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, featuring world class performers: Kara Shay Thomson, Massimiliano Pisapia, Luis Ledesma. The new production is directed by Tomer Zvulun (Oct. 5, 8, 11 and 13).

More information at:
www.atlantaopera.org

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