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Robert Mollicone is a member of the music staff of San Francisco Opera, where he was recently named assistant to Music Director Nicola Luisotti beginning Fall 2017; he is also a frequent guest at such companies as Washington National Opera, Seattle Opera, Utah Opera, The Dallas Opera, and Opera San Jose. He has also prepared productions with and assisted many of today’s leading conductors, including Jesús López-Cobos, Donald Runnicles, Stephen Lord, and Patrick Summers. These nearly 50 productions since 2010 span the breadth of the repertoire, including Ariadne auf Naxos, Turandot, La Cenerentola, Les Troyens, Der Ring des Nibelungen, La Finta Giardiniera, and Show Boat

A commitment to the future of American opera led Mollicone to work on the 25th anniversary production of Nixon in China as well as original productions Moby-Dick, Dolores Claiborne and The Secret Garden. He also conducted performances of the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night and of the world premiere of Weiser’s Where Angels Fear to Tread at Opera San Jose. Mollicone served as head coach/accompanist for the premiere of Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's Great Scott at The Dallas Opera. 

Equally at home on the concert stage, Mr. Mollicone collaborates frequently with both rising stars and veteran singers including Denyce Graves, Andrew Stenson, Joyce El-Khoury, Brian Jagde, Simon Estes, Ailyn Pérez, Nicholas Phan, and Jamie Barton. He made his Carnegie Hall debut alongside soprano Melody Moore in May 2016.

He is a graduate of San Francisco Opera's Adler Fellowship, as well as of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at Washington National Opera. He holds a M. Mus. from Boston University, where he studied with Shiela Kibbe.