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Mr. Michael W. McConnell

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Stage Director

Phone: (318) ***-****  HQ Phone
Shreveport Opera
212 Texas Street Ste. 101
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
United States

Company Description: Shreveport Opera Xpress, or SOX, the touring arm of Shreveport Opera, was established at the beginning of the 2000-2001 school season, giving its first performance...   more
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Shreveport Opera
www.shreveopera.org, 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.
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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.
Pocono Record Online: Take a chilling look at the post-Rehnquist Supreme Court
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There are a handful of others, but only Judge Michael McConnell of the 10th Circuit gives me hope.
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McConnell's writings as a law professor at the University of Chicago and University of Utah indicate a rightward tilt.He holds the extreme view that the Constitution protects the unborn.Even so, McConnell is a brilliant constitutional scholar who has actively worked against Congress' efforts to outlaw flag burning.He also criticized the Supreme Court's actions in Bush vs.Gore, saying Florida should have been given time to do a recount, and he publicly opposed President Clinton's impeachment.
If Rehnquist finds the door, give me McConnell.
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell | Attorneys & Other Professionals | Laurence A. Hansen
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Assisting on the brief were Michael W. McConnell, then a professor of law at the University of Utah Law School and now a judge on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Sheldon S. Cohen, former Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service.
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Assisting on the brief were Michael W. McConnell, then a professor of law at the University of Utah Law School and now a judge on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Sheldon S. Cohen, of the Washington, D.C. law firm Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP and former Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service.
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Michael McConnellGuest Stage Director
Following his critically acclaimed production of Verdi's Falstaff last season, guest stage director Michael McConnell returns to Opera San José to direct the final company production in the Montgomery Theater of Mozart's The Magic Flute.Most recently, Mr. McConnell Currently an Associate Professor of Opera at Florida State University, Mr. McConnell was previously the Executive Director of Lyric Opera Cleveland and Director of Opera at the Cleveland Institute of Music.Recent productions directed include highly-acclaimed productions of Bellini's Norma for Opera Memphis, Luciano Chailly's Procedura Penale and Donizetti's Il Giovedi Grasso for the Opera Theatre of Lucca, Tosca for the Mississippi Opera and Sweeney Todd for The Theater of the Human Race in Dayton, Ohio.Other directing credits include productions of Hansel and Gretal and Lucia di Lammermoor for Dayton Opera, Don Giovanni and Orpheus in the Underworld for Florida State University, and La Cenerentola for the Opera Theatre of Lucca.During the 2000-01 season, Mr. McConnell will have directed Falstaff with the New Jersey Opera Festival, Madama Butterfly at Opera Grand Rapids and Manon Lescaut for Opera Memphis.
Mr. McConnell received his musical training at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music as a pianist, and subsequently became an honors graduate specializing in opera styles and production.He began his directing career by working on the production staffs of Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the Cincinnati Opera, assisting such directors as Gian Carlo Menotti, Frank Corsaro, James deBlasis and Colin Graham.He has written several articles and reviews for Opera News and The Music Journal, among others, and has led several master classes and lectures at Kent State University and the University of Akron.
A recipient of the Cleveland Critic's Award for his production of The Mikado, Mr. McConnell is listed in the Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Music.He also received the Northern Ohio Live Award of Achievement Nominations for his production of The Turn of the Screw with the Cleveland Lyric Opera.Frequently a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, Mr. McConnell has served on the Board of Directors of Opera America, is a regular judge for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and is currently a member of the Actor's Equity Association.
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