Orchestra

Carl & Sally Gable Music Director

Arthur Fagen

Arthur Fagen has been the Carl and Sally Gable music director at The Atlanta Opera since 2010, and continues to be in great demand as a conductor of symphony and opera both in Europe and the United States. He is a regular guest at the most prestigious opera houses, concert halls, and music festivals at home and abroad, and his career has been marked by a string of notable appearances including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Staatsoper Berlin, Munich State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and the New York City Opera.

From 1998 to 2001, Fagen was invited regularly to be guest conductor at the Vienna State Opera. On the concert podium, Fagen has appeared with internationally renowned orchestras, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic, Munich Radio Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, and the RAI Orchestras of Turin, Naples, Milan, and Rome. From 2002 to 2007, he was the music director of the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra and Opera. In 2008, Fagen was appointed as professor at Indiana University in Bloomington.

A former assistant of Christoph von Dohnanyi (Frankfurt Opera) and James Levine (Metropolitan Opera), he served as principal conductor in Kassel and Brunswick, as chief conductor of the Flanders Opera of Antwerp and Ghent, as music director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra, and as a member of the conducting staff of the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Fagen was born in New York and studied with Laszlo Halasz, Max Rudolf (Curtis Institute) and Hans Swarowsky. Fagen has an opera repertoire of more than 75 works and has recorded for Naxos and BMG. The recent Naxos recording of Martinůs works was awarded Editor’s Choice in the March 2010 issue of Gramophone Magazine.

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Orchestra

The Carl & Sally Gable Music Director
Arthur Fagen

Violin
Peter Ciaschini
The Loraine P. Williams Orchestra Concertmaster

Helen Kim
Assistant Concertmaster

Fia Durrett
Principal Second Violin

Adelaide Federici
Assistant Principal
Second Violin

Edward Eanes

Felix Farrar

Robert Givens

Patti Gouvas

Michele Mariage-Volz

Lisa Morrison

Lee Nicholson

Shawn Pagliarini

Ginny Respess

Patrick Ryan

Angele Shrwood-Lawless

Rafael Veytsblum

Viola
William Johnston
Principal

Elizabeth Derderian-Wood
Assistant Principal

Leigh Dixon

Julie Rosseter

Karl Schab

Joli Wu

Cello
Charae Krueger
Principal

David Hancock

Mary Kenney

Cynthia Sulko

Bass
Lyn DeRamus
Principal

Christina Ottaviano

Emory Clements

Flute/Piccolo
James Zellers
Principal

Kelly Bryant

Oboe
Diana Dunn
Principal

Clarinet
David Odom
Principal

John Warren

Bassoon
Debra Grove
Acting Principal

Horn
David Bradley
Principal

Anna Dodd

Trumpet
Yvonne Toll
Principal

Hollie Lifshey

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Trombone
Mark McConnell
Principal

Richard Brady
Bass Trombone

Tuba
Donald Strand

Timpani
John Lawless
Principal

Percussion
Michael Cebulski
Principal

Harp
Susan Brady
Principal

Personnel Manager
Mark McConnell


Musicians employed are represented by the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.