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JUNE-JULY 2011
Theodore Gouvy’s opera Der Cid continues to achieve tremendous success after its première on June 3 at the Saarländischen Staatstheater

Arthur Fagen earned outstanding reviews on his conducting of Gouvy’s world première Der Cid ( please see press quotes ).  Last three performances of the opera can still be heard on June 11, 16 and 18. Soon after Mr. Fagen flies to South America to conduct the Orquesta Filarmonica de Montevideo, Uruguay. The concert will take place on July 4. In August Mr. Fagen will conduct the Orchestra Haydn of Bolzano, Italy. 

On Saturday June 11th, 8pm there will be a live radio broadcast of the entire opera Der Cid; this broadcast will be realized by the Saarländischer Rundfunk. The opera will be broadcast in the following countries on air: Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia, U.S.A., Czech Republic, Ireland, Norway, Austria, Estonia, Switzerland, Slovenia. In Germany: Hessischer Rundfunk, Deutschland Radio and Bayerischer Rundfunk. Some more are expected to join in with a total of about 7 million listeners.

Tune in on Saturday at SR2 Kulturradio:
http://www.sr-online.de/sr2/351/

(click on one of the live-stream buttons on this page) More information on the broadcast:

http://www.sr-online.de/sr2/2213/1238756.html
http://www.theater-saarbruecken.de

MAY-JUNE 2011
ARTHUR FAGEN conducts world première at the Theatre of Saarbrucken
Arthur Fagen conducts the world première of Théodore Gouvy's opera Le Cid at the Saarländischen Staatstheater in Germany, on 3 June. Théodore Gouvy (1819-1898) was born into a French speaking family in the Alsatian village of Goffontaine. Le Cid, Gouvy's only main stage work, was accepted in Dresden in 1863, but it was never performed. The production features staging by Jetske Mijnssen and the performance will be broadcast onto the radio network European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the largest association of national broadcasters in the world.
 
More information at:
http://www.theater-saarbruecken.de





MARCH-APRIL 2011
ARTHUR FAGEN conducts three world premières this season

On April 8 Arthur Fagen will conduct a world première of the Opera in Two Acts 'Vincent', by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Bernard Rands, commissioned by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. 'Vincent' suggests an outline of Van Gogh's late years. The work promises to be quite a marvelous production and through the magic of contemporary theater technology, quite a spectacle of color and van Gogh's work. The librettist is J. D. McClatchy. This is the second world première conducted by Mr. Fagen this season: last November he was invited by the Teatro Massimo of Palermo, Italy, to conduct with enormous success the première of Alice nel Paese delle Meraviglie by Giovanni D'Aquila. In addition, Mr. Fagen will conduct in June 2011 at the Theatre of Saarbrucken a world première of the Opera in Three Acts ‘Le Cid’, by French-German composer Théodore Gouvy.
FEBRUARY 2011
Mr. Fagen will be in Spain on February 10 and 11, 2011 to lead the Orquesta Sinfonica de Navarra in Pamplona conducting a program that includes Mendelssohn’s Hebriden Overture, Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder with soprano Kirsten Blanck and Brahms’s Symphony n.1 in c moll. Soon after, he flies to the US where he conducts in the US (Indiana) works by Reinecke, Liszt and Sibelius.

More information at:

www.orquestadenavarra.es

JANUARY 2011
Arthur Fagen  returned to France to conduct the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice on January 7 and 8. Mr. Fagen took up the baton to conduct a program devoted to Russia: Sadko by Rimski-Korsakov, the violin concerto op. 82 by Glazunov and the Symphony n. 5 by Sergej Prokofiev. Two seasons ago Mr. Fagen conducted in Nice a critically acclaimed production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Opera Critic  wrote: "l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice sous la baguette du chef Arthur Fagen a su rendre toutes les nuances et restituer toutes les émotions, en particulier ce moment de toute beauté entre les deux premiers actes", Diapason wrote : "....le meilleur Oberon.....sostenu de la fosse par Arthur Fagen, parfait de poésie et d’humour, transcendant les musiciens niçois comme le choeur d’enfants, mutin à souhait", Opera Magazine : "Le meilleur du compositeur britannique, on le trouve sans doute dans les pages orchestrales, celes évoquant la nuit et les songes, très bien servies par la formation réduite du Philharmonique de Nice, sous la direction attentive d’Arthur Fagen", Scenes Magazine: "Belle entrée au repertoire de L’Opéra de Nice  [ …]  La direction musicale, confiée à Arthur Fagen, est de haute qualité, avec des solistes impeccables de bout en bout, mais sans atteindre à la magie" the Nice Matin wrote : "Le spectacle du 'Songe d’une nuit d’été', plein de modernisme et de poésie [ …] portée par le très bon chef d’orchestre américan Arthur Fagen "
OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2010
ARTHUR FAGEN conducts the world première of Alice nel Paese delle Meraviglie by Giovanni D’Aquila at the Teatro Massimo, Palermo, on November 16, 17, 18, 19  

This is the first of two world première operas which Mr. Fagen will be conducting this season. In April, 2011, Mr. Fagen will also conduct the world première of Bernard Rands' opera "Vincent" based on the life of Vincent Van Gogh.
The new CD of Bohuslav Martinu Concerti for Piano and Orchestra, Volume 2,  with Giorgio Koukl, pianist and Arthur Fagen, conductor, has just been released on Naxos.
 
More information at:
www.teatromassimo.it
SEPTEMBER 2010
The ATLANTA OPERA appoints ARTHUR FAGEN
as Music Director 

The Atlanta Opera announced on August 18, that Arthur Fagen will become the Opera’s music director, effective September 2010. Mr.  Fagen has had an extensive history with The Atlanta Opera that includes critically acclaimed productions of La traviata, Turandot, Cold Sassy Tree, Akhnaten, The Flying Dutchman, and The Magic Flute. Mr. Fagen's career has been marked by a string of notable appearances with the world’s greatest opera companies and symphony orchestras, making him an exceptional candidate for this position. As music director, Mr. Fagen will conduct up to two productions each season beginning with the 2011-2012 season. Mr. Fagen will be immediately involved in singer auditions, repertoire selection, and casting for future seasons.
Arthur Fagen conducted the Haydn Orchestra at the Bolzano Festival on Thursday 19 August. The concert was broadcast live on RAI Radio 3, the most important Italian radio channel for classical music, and received very enthusiastic reviews. 

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