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Mr. Michael W. McConnell

Wrong Michael W. McConnell?

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    OPERA America
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    Artist Management


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List of Michigan State University People Encyclopedia Article @, 29 Aug 2006 [cached]
Michael W. McConnell (B.A. 1976), judge, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
» Blog Archive » Politics vs. Rights, 15 Jan 2011 [cached]
Here's some much needed perspective on the March/April 2005 LD Topic from Circuit Court Judge Michael McConnell (who also teaches law at the University of Utah College of Law):
Michael W. McConnell (Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit & Presidential Professor of Law, University of Utah College of Law). "Federalism: Evaluating the Founders' Design. University of Chicago Law Review 54 (1987): 1484-1512. [p. 1506-7]
Judge McConnell's comments are important because they allow us to expose a fundamental assumption which underlies the March/April Topic: that the protection of civil liberties should be subject to control by either federal standards or community standards. - Article, 21 Nov 2001 [cached]
The featured speaker is Michael W. McConnell, President Professor, University of Utah College of Law.
McConnell has argued 11 church-state cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.This Review will take place Fri., Nov. 30 from 8am to 3:50pm, in the TU Business Administration Hall, Room 219, 5th street and Evanston Avenue.
Shreveport Opera, 4 Nov 2012 [cached]
Michael McConnell
Stage Director Michael McConnell received his musical training as a pianist at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music (CCM); later studying opera styles, stage direction and production with Italo Tajo and Roger Brunyate.
Michael McConnell ..., 1 Sept 2003 [cached]
Michael McConnell
Michael McConnell resume | press
Michael McConnellAt age twenty-nine, as the youngest general director of an opera company in the United States, Michael McConnell began a ten-year creative and administrative association with Lyric Opera Cleveland.During his tenure the Company achieved national prominence for its innovative profile in opera and music theater.He and the Company came to international attention during the 1993-94 season for the commission and subsequent production of Mrs. Dalloway, an opera by Libby Larsen and Bonnie Grice based upon the Virginia Woolf novel.Long-praised by local audiences and critics for his strong insights and keen theatricality, Mr. McConnell reaped additional praise for Mrs. Dalloway in Opera News and The Village Voice for work of "strong focus" and "theatrical urgency.""The work made its intimate, probing points thanks to Michael McConnell's urgent production," wrote Opera (UK).
A North Carolina native, he received his musical training as a pianist at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where he was a student of the renowned Olga Conus.He was an honors graduate in musicology, later studying opera styles and production with Roger Brunyate and Italo Tajo.
In addition to much work in the standard repertory, his professional directing credits include numerous productions of lesser-known and world premiere pieces such as Berlioz's Beatrice & Benedict, Agatha Christie's Black Coffee, Cavalli's Callisto, Gershwin's Girl Crazy; Monteverdi's The Coronation Of Poppea and The Return Of Ulysses, Larry Baker's Haydn's Head, Milhaud's Les Malheurs d'Orphee, Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins, Britten's The Turn Of The Screw and Zelman Bokser's The Woman Who Dared.Mr. McConnell's work has been succssfully mounted by Skylight Opera Theatre, Opera Memphis, Dayton Opera, The Mississippi Opera, The City Musick, Rochester Opera Theatre and Pittsburgh Opera Theater.He directed educational programs and tours for Opera Theater of Saint Louis, The Cleveland Orchestra, Opera Memphis and the Cincinnati Opera.
He began his career on the production staffs of the Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the Cincinnati Opera, assisting such stage directors as Gian Carlo Menotti, Lou Galterio, Frank Corsaro, James de Blasis and Colin Graham.As a music journalist, he has written numerous articles and reviews for Opera News, The Music Journal, Northern Ohio Live And The Charlotte Observer.
University and conservatory teaching credits include the University of Cincinnati's College- Conservatory of Music, The Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory, and The Cleveland Institute of Music, where he was Director of Opera from 1991-1995.Currently he is Associate Professor of Opera at Florida State University.
Recent directing credits include highly-acclaimed productions of Bellini's Norma for Opera Memphis, Luciano Chailly's Procedura Penale and Donizetti's Il Giovedi Grasso for Opera Theatre of Lucca, Tosca for the Mississippi Opera and Sweeney Todd for The Theater of the Human Race in Dayton, Ohio.Last season he directed Hansel & Gretel for Dayton Opera and Don Giovanni and Orpheus In The Underworld for Florida State University.Following a production of Argento's Postcard From Morocco for Florida State University in June, he returned to Opera Theatre of Lucca for Rossini's La Cenerentola, he then went on to Dayton Opera for Lucia Di Lammermoor.
2000, 2001, 2002 highlights include: Falstaff with New Jersey Opera Festival; Madame Butterfly at Opera Grand Rapids; Manon Lescaut at Opera Memphis; Rake's Progress Pirates of Penzanze and Candide at Florida State Opera; La Traviata and Candide with Dayton Opera; Agrippina with Opera Theatre of Lucca; Falstaff with Opera San Jose; Magic Flute with Opera Grand Rapids.
Michael McConnell is listed in The Who's Who In America and Who's Who In American Music.He is the recipient of a Cleveland Critic's Award (1981-- The Mikado) and Northern Ohio Live Award of Achievement Nominiations for his production of The Turn Of The Screw (1989), for Lyric Opera's Mozart Cycle (1991) an for Lyric Opera's 20th Anniversary Season (1993).A regular judge for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, he is also a frequent panelist for the Opera/Music Theater Program of The National Endowment for the Arts, and has served on the Board of Directors of OPERA America.His master classes and lectures have been heard at The Cleveland Orchestra, Kent State University, University of Akron, Opera San Jose, Wright State University and University of Memphis.Michael McConnell is a member of Actor's Equity Association.
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