Orchestra & Chorus

The Atlanta Opera Orchestra

Arthur Fagen

Music Director Emeritus

Arthur Fagen was the Carl and Sally Gable music director at The Atlanta Opera from 2010 to 2024, 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 New York City Opera.

Orchestra Members

Violin
Peter Ciaschini
The Loraine P. Williams Orchestra Concertmaster Chair

Helen Kim
Assistant Concertmaster

Fia Durrett
Prinicipal Second Violin

Edward Eanes

Felix Farrar

Sally Gardner-Wilson

Robert Givens

Patti Gouvas

Lisa Morrison

Shawn Pagliarini

Virginia Respess-Fairchild

Patrick Ryan

Jessica Stinson

Rafael Veytsblum

Viola
William Johnston
Principal

Catherine Allain
Assistant Principal

Ryan Gregory

Julie Rosseter

Karl Schab

Joli Wu*

 

Cello
Charae Krueger
Principal

David Hancock

Mary Kenney

Cynthia Sulko

 

Bass
Daniel Tancredi
Principal

Emory Clements

Samuel Dugo

Flute
James Zellers
Principal

Kelly Bryant

 

Oboe
Christina Gavin
Acting Principal

 

Clarinet
David Odom
Principal

John Warren

 

Bassoon
Carlos Clark
Principal

Debra Grove

 

Horn
David Bradley
Principal

Jason Eklund

Trumpet
Yvonne Toll-Schneider
Principal

Alexander Freund

 

Trombone
William P. Mann
Principal

Richard Brady
Bass Trombone

 

Tuba
Donald Strand
Principal

 

Timpani
John Lawless
Principal

 

Percussion
Mike Cebulski
Principal

 

Harp
Susan Brady
Principal

 

Personnel Manager
James Zellers

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

The Atlanta Opera Chorus

Widely regarded as one of the top opera ensembles in the country, the Atlanta Opera Chorus performs in the majority of mainstage and Discoveries series offerings produced by The Atlanta Opera each year.

Conductors, stage directors, and principal singers from the world over have consistently praised the ensemble for its characteristic sound, range of color, and consistent precision.

Chorus Members

Soprano

Gabrielle Bennett

Stefayne Dunn

Charissa Fonbah

Keli Jackson

Shala Jenkins

Nicole Lewis

Julia Metry

Tiffany Uzoije

Erika Wuerzner

Mezzo-Soprano

Lar’Kara Betha

Madison Chambers

Isabella Chaney

Melissa Godbee

Valerie Hamm

Blair Lipham

Allison Nance

Liuba Shrivastava

Laurie Tossing

Jessica Wax

Tenor

Alexander Adkins

Adriel Baralt Jimenez

Matthew Boatwright

Michael Jones

Cameron King

Eric Mask

Ethan Michel

Jose Montanez

Tyrone Webb

Bass

Maxwell Clements

Christopher S. Connelly

Andrew Kapsar

Jacob Lay

Stephen McCool

Jacob Thatch McDonald

Michael O’Hearn

Stuart Schleuse

Ivan Segovia

Charlie Wentz

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