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Mr. Fagen conducts a new production of Wagner’s Der Fliegende Hollaender
On November 4, Atlanta’s Music Director Arthur Fagen leads the premiere of  Tomer Zvulun’s new staging of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. The ancient ghost story to the stage in a new and modern way with stunning visuals.
Jay Hunter Morris reprises his role as Erik, Wayne Tigges will sing the title role of the Dutchman, opposite Melody Moore as Senta. Kristian Sigmundsson sings Senta’s father.

Further performances on November 7, 10 and 12, 2017

July-August 2017
Mr. Fagen conducts a new production of Verdi’s La Traviata in Costa Rica

On July 23, Mr. Fagen conducted a new production of Verdi's La Traviata at the National Lyric Company of Costa Rica. Soprano Elizabeth Caballero in the title role shares the stage with Massimiliano Pisapia as Alfredo.

Further performances on July 25, 27, 28, 30 and August 1.

New Naxos recording of Bernard Rands's opera Vincent conducted by Mr. Fagen continues to earn outstanding reviews. Gramophone UK Magazine has written: "The Indiana performance, conducted by Arthur Fagen, brims with telling detail and vibrancy." Gapplegate Classical Modern Music Review published: "Arthur Fagen, the effective soloists and the amassed Indiana University singers and musicians all give us a convincing and intense reading of the score." David's Review Corner has written: “Much praise must go to the orchestra which, together with the chorus, make such a vibrant ending to the first act”.
April/May 2017
Atlanta Opera’s Turandot tries, succeeds on a grand scale

Mr. Fagen conducted a new production of Turandot at the Atlanta Opera in 2007, opening the season and inaugurating the new opera house, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. Now, ten years later, Mr. Fagen closes the 2016-17 season in Atlanta with same opera, Turandot, an incredibly colorful production, with more than 110 performers and singers on the stage. Puccini’s last opera, in which he was working on the final scene when he died, is one of the beloved operas of Mr. Fagen. In 2007 the critics said that “...the conductor Arthur Fagen could draw intensely colorful sounds from the orchestra, at once gauzy and crystal clear, like an Impressionist painting that's recently been cleaned …” This year, the première was welcomed with this title: Atlanta Opera’s Turandot tries, succeeds on a grand scale (see press quotes).
On March 3, Naxos Records released the first recording of Bernard Rands's 2011 opera Vincent, with Arthur Fagen leading the Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra.

Atlanta Opera, Puccini, Turandot, April 29, May 2, 5, 7, 2017
January 2017
Arthur Fagen returned to Oviedo, Spain, to conduct the New Year's Concert with the Oviedo Filarmonía Orchestra

After a highly praised performances of Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in December (see press quotes), Mr. Fagen returned to Spain the first days of January 2017 to lead the Filarmonia Oviedo Orchestra for the New Year's Concert.
Mr. Fagen brought the best out of the players and got a genuine enthusiasm from the audience, earning critical acclaim.  
November/December 2016
Arthur Fagen, Music Director of Atlanta Opera, conducts Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail
at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

After the successful opening season in October at the Atlanta Opera with Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), Mr. Fagen flew to Berlin to conduct same title at the Deutsche Opera, a new production of Stage Director Rodrigo Garcia, premiered last June. Mr. Fagen earned outstanding reviews for his conducting in Atlanta in October: "Fagen’s orchestra playing in top shape all evening…” wrote Mark Gresham at the
Performances at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on November 24 and 30, and December 6, 2016.

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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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