The Face on the Barroom Floor: The Poem, The Place, The Opera

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The Face on the Barroom Floor: The Poem, The Place, The Opera
November 21, 2013 7:30 pm
November 21, 2013 9:30 pm
Vancouver USA Singers
September 30, 2013
The Kiggins Theatre
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1011 Main Street, Vancouver, WA, 98660, United States

The chamber opera The Face On The Barroom Floor, with music by Henry Mollicone and libretto by John Bowman, took its inspiration from a painting of a female face on the floor of the Teller House bar that stands adjacent to the Opera House in Center City, Colorado. The painting, in turn, was prompted by the 1887 ballad poem of Hugh d’Arcy. This documentary film featuring Mollicone’s 1978 opera is in conjunction with the performance of another work by the composer, All God’s Children, which will have its world premiere during a concert by the Vancouver USA Singers. (See the November 22 listing for details.) Audience members at this film screening may choose to attend a special, intimate “meet the composer” wine and cheese event beforehand in a small banquet room at the Kiggins Theater. The $500 ticket includes admission for two people to the wine and cheese event, entry to the film, plus two season tickets. Space is extremely limited,. For more information about this special event, contact Eric Sander at


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