Reviews - press
Audio Clips

Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel, Indiana, November 2013
The opera also has two prior acts of lush and luscious music that Humperdinck composed, music to which only a very capable orchestra can do full justice. In the IU Philharmonic, the production had that. And it had, in conductor Arthur Fagen, an authoritative leader with the intuitive feel for the scores romantic and dramatic essences, along with the capability to bring the best out of his musicians in the pit and those on stage. He managed to control, and hold to a minimum, the balance problems that can crop up when youthful voices encounter the operas orchestral line of sometimes Wagnerian dimensions.

Peter Jacobi,, November 18, 2013
Giacomo Puccini, Tosca, Atlanta Opera, October 2013
"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!"
Maria Pia Ugarte, The Examiner, October 16, 2013

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.
The Atlanta Cultural Arts Reviews,
October 13, 2013

Arthur Fagen leads a well-rehearsed, clean-diction orchestra ....
Christie Grimstad,,
October 5, 2013

El director de orquesta Arthur Fagen logró una extraordinaria lectura del libreto, donde los instrumentos se acoplaron perfectamente y se escuchó la musica de Puccini en toda su plenitud. Indudablemente que el maestro conoce la partitura a la perfección y agregó su toque personal como artista.
Ximena Sepulveda, Pro Opera, January/February 2014

<< Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Next >>

Content Management Powered by CuteNews


© Arthur Fagen & Chronos Artists 2008 / 2009 - Contact us -