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Henry Mollicone (born 1946) is an American composer and musical instructor. He currently resides in Saratoga, California.

Career[edit]

Mollicone is known for his one-act operas, including Emperor Norton, Starbird, and The Mask of Evil. One of his most popular works is the one-act chamber opera The Face on the Barroom Floor. Originally commissioned in 1978 for the Central City Opera of Central City, Colorado, The Face on the Barroom Floor was inspired by the painting of the same title on the floor of the Teller House Bar in Central City.[1] Mollicone has also written three full-length operas: Coyote Tales, Hotel Eden, and Gabriel's Daughter. He has written works for both television and film including The Premonition (1976). In addition, he has written pieces for voice, ballet, chorus and other various chamber combinations.

Other works[edit]

As a former faculty member of the Santa Clara University Department of Music, Henry Mollicone also acts as an instructor, adjudicator and collaborator. His greatest musical influences have been Puccini, Verdi, Britten, Bernstein, and Michael Isaacson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dalheim, Eric L. (c. 1983). "Henry Mollicone. The Face on the Barroom Floor. (record review)". American Music (University of Illinois Press). JSTOR 3051810. 

External links[edit]



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San Jose Mercury News
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:45:00 -0700

Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. The Anderson Collection: Works by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, Ellsworth Kelly, Terry Winters, Sean Scully and Vija Celmins. "Promised Land: Jacob Lawrence at the Cantor, Gift from the ...
 
San Jose Mercury News
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:14:48 -0700

famed film composer Henry Mollicone's "Spanish Ave Maria, Let Us Sing!" arranged by Linda Tutas Haugen; and Meir Finkelstein's "L'dor vador," arranged by Rebecca Thompson and featuring soloist Madeleine Lew. In addition, the Stanford Chamber ...
 
San Jose Mercury News
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:29:14 -0700

After more than a quarter-century as music director of the Winchester Orchestra, composer and conductor Henry Mollicone has put down his baton. Fortunately for the orchestra's fans, Michael DiGiacinto is right there to pick it up. The San Jose-based ...

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WRTI
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:24:07 -0700

So you thought you could escape from opera by simply staying out of the opera house? Not any more. The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns takes a tour of opera performed in barrooms, the Philly Fringe Festival, and at concerts by The ...
 
Broadway World
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:47:07 -0700

LACC also presents the Cherokee hymn Sgwa ti'ni se sdi Yi Howa; Henry Mollicone's Spanish Ave Maria; Let Us Sing! arranged by Linda Tutas Haugen; and Meir Finkelstein's L'dor vador arranged by Rebecca Thompson and featuring soloist Madeleine Lew ...
 
Classicalite
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 14:39:13 -0700

... by Lynne Hayden-Findlay and Leonarda Priore, the Chelsea Opera has announced its 2014-15 season. Featured in the schedule is a pair of one-act operas by American composer Henry Mollicone, The Face on the Barroom Floor and Emperor Norton.
 
San Jose Mercury News
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:02:05 -0700

In 1978, composer Henry Mollicone was 32 and living in Los Angeles, playing piano in a gin mill at night, struggling to get work as a film scorer during the day. He wasn't having much success. Then someone asked him to write a one-act opera about the ...

New York Classical Review

New York Classical Review
Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:33:45 -0800

In St. Peter's Church on West 20th street, the company produced a double-bill of two one act operas from composer Henry Mollicone, The Face on the Barroom Floor and Emperor Norton. Mollicone, who was on hand to conduct the music from the piano, ...
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