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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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4 news items

 
San Jose Mercury News
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:18:45 -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 ...
 
Classicalite
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 14:33:45 -0700

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. The Face on the Barroom Floor highlights a libretto by John S. Bowman and cast soprano Molly Mustonen as ...
 
Arkansas Online (subscription)
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:18:45 -0700

Opera in the Rock will stage two one-act operas -- The Face on the Barroom Floor, music by Henry Mollicone, libretto by John S. Bowman, and La Pizza con Funghi (The Mushroom Pie), music and libretto by Seymour Barab -- at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the ...

New York Classical Review

New York Classical Review
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:02:14 -0700

No less worthwhile are companies like Chelsea Opera, which has a two-production season with The Face on the Barroom Floor and Emperor Norton, by Henry Mollicone (Nov. 7 – 8), and Tosca (Jun. 5 – 6); The Secret Opera, which will be performing Gian ...
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