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October 2016
Music Director of Atlanta Opera Arthur Fagen opens the 2016-17 Opera Season

The Atlanta Opera opens its 2016-17 season with Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), a love story with adventure, intrigue and comedic turns. “From the first notes of the overture, one of Mozart’s most recognizable, audiences will know they are in for an evening of wonderful music and tremendous performances from this dynamic cast,” said Mr. Fagen, who will conduct The Atlanta Opera Orchestra on October 8, 11, 14 and 16 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Mr. Fagen will conduct same opera next November at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
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May 2016

Arthur Fagen conducts Gounod's Romeo and Juliet in Atlanta, and soon after he will conduct the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hungarian State Opera House

Atlanta Opera Music Director Arthur Fagen conducts his second production this season, after the success of Puccini's La Bohème in October last year (see reviews).  Not seen on the Atlanta Opera stage since almost ten years, Charles Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet is regarded as composer’s best achievement, and has correspondingly produced numerous performances. The Atlanta Opera’s version is a rare, magnificent visual treat. Performances on May 7, 10, 13 and 15, 2016. Always on Shakespeare's mood, Mr. Fagen conducts on May 30 the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, Hungary's oldest institution, with a program including Dvorak's Othello, Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, and Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream. 

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November/December 2015
Arthur Fagen conducts the Orquesta Sinfonica del Palacio de Mineria in Mexico, at the Festival Morelia

Soon after the opening of the Atlanta Opera with Puccini's La Bohème in October - earning outstanding reviews - Mr. Fagen has been invited to conduct the Orquesta Sinfonica del Palacio de Mineria in Morelia, Mexico. The concert will take place on November 28 at the Teatro Morelos. Program includes Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks, Haydn's Trumpet Concerto with soloist Romain Leleu, and Mozart's Symphony n. 40. 

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September/October 2015
On October 3, Arthur Fagen opened the season of the Atlanta Opera with a fresh interpretation of Puccini's La bohème

Arthur Fagen started his 2015/2016 season conducting the masterpiece  by Puccini La bohème, the love story of Mimì and Rodolfo, young lovers living in Paris in the nineteenth century. This production by General and Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun brings a grand cinematic approach to one of the greatest operas of all time.
Bob Heller of the Atlanta Arts Scenes wrote:

The music is totally sublime. You can close your eyes and be transported to heaven by the score which is so wonderfully conducted by Arthur Fagen. I’ve seen La bohème many times and I have never, seen a better stage setting.

Mr. Fagen conducted the première on October 3, further performances on October 6, 9 and 11, 2015.

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July/August 2015
Arthur Fagen conducts opera's favorite twin bill: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci

After his highly successful performances of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro at the Atlanta Opera, Mr. Fagen will conduct from the podium of Teatro del Bicentenario in Leon, Mexico, Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, the most beloved two operas in the verismo style. Performances on August 9, 12 and 15, 2015.

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March/April 2015
Atlanta Opera Music Director Arthur Fagen conducts last opera of the season, Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro

After his highly successful performances of the new production of Madama Butterfly last November (please see press quotes), Mr. Fagen returns to the podium of the Atlanta Opera to conduct last opera of this season, Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, on April 4, 7, 10 and 12. 
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

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