October 14, 2018

Henry Mollicone

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‘The Face on the Barroom Floor’ Celebrates 40 Years

Composer Henry Mollicone was a young man 40 years ago when the Central City Opera Company in Colorado commissioned him to write something short, something its younger singers could cut their teeth on.

“To our great shock it caught on like wildfire,” he says.

Mollicone, a South Bay local, doesn’t have an exact count as to how many times The Face on the Barroom Floor has been performed since 1978, but it’s well north of 700.

“Unbelievable. We had no idea that it would become a popular work,” he says.
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