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John Mauceri

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Conductor John Mauceri commenced early piano research along with his Sicilian-born grandfather. A prolific pupil, he received many honors before getting into Yale University, where Mauceri majored in music theory and structure. After a season at Yale’s graduate college, Mauceri was appointed music movie director from the Yale Symphony Orchestra and continued to be on the faculty for 15 years, leading many premieres. In 1978, he created a section of music movie theater at NY University, now scored among the finest of its enter the U.S. Mauceri was asked to Tanglewood being a performing fellow in 1971 and examined with Bruno Maderna, Colin Davis, Seiji Ozawa, Gunther Schuller, and Leonard Bernstein, whose helper he became a season later and caused until Bernstein’s loss of life. Mauceri’s professional debut was at Wolf Snare Plantation in 1973, where he carried out Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Saint of Bleecker Road. Subsequent seasons noticed him responsible for a vast amount of fresh opera productions world-wide. In 1979, he became music movie director from the Washington Opera and between 1987 until 1993, he also offered as music movie director from the Scottish Opera. Since 2000, he continues to be director from the Pittsburgh Opera. He’s probably one of the most popular opera conductors on the planet and in addition writes and lectures broadly on opera and musical theatre. Of especial importance are Mauceri’s research lately nineteenth century overall performance practice, that have known as into query many long-established customs within the interpretation and staging of operas by Verdi, Wagner, among others. Mauceri also visitor conducts lots of the world’s leading orchestras and comes with an extraordinarily productive association with Broadway, where he offers aimed many productions. He in addition has received countless worldwide honours for his function in musical movie theater as well as for his restorations and agreements of traditional film scores, which were heard around the world. In 1991, the Hollywood Dish Orchestra was made for him with the LA Philharmonic Association, with a short 15-CD recording agreement in the Philips label. Mauceri in addition has made essential recordings with London/Decca, including extremely acclaimed stage functions by Kurt Weill, a composer with whom he’s highly identified.

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Full Name John Mauceri
Profession Theatrical producer, Music Director
Education Yale University
Nationality American
Children Benjamin Mauceri
Awards Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording, Tony Award for Best Revival, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival
Movies The Hollywood Sound: Music for the Movies


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1 Winston-Salem, NC. Chancellor of the North Carolina School of the Arts. [July 2006]
2 As of July 2006, is the seventh chancellor of the North Carolina School of the Arts (Winston-Salem).
3 Conducts the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra.
4 Coordinated with conductor/composer Howard Shore for national performances of his "Lord of the Rings" Symphony.
5 He conducted the orchestra for the first complete recording of the score for the Gershwin musical "Girl Crazy", using the original 1930 orchestrations.
6 Principal Conductor, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, 1991-


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Much Ado About Nothing 2013 TV Movie conductor
Oklahoma! 2011 TV Movie conductor
Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale 2007 Video music liaison
Great Performances 2005 TV Series additional orchestrator - 1 episode
Evita 1996 additional orchestrator - uncredited / conductor: orchestra
That's Entertainment! III 1994 Documentary performer: additional music
Live from Lincoln Center TV Series additional orchestrator - 1 episode, 1986 conductor - 1 episode, 1979

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Much Ado About Nothing 2013 TV Movie Conductor
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 Video Game Claude Maginot / Commercial Announcer (voice)
Great Performances 1995 TV Series Host

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Much Ado About Nothing 2013 TV Movie producer
Oklahoma! 2011 TV Movie producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live from the Hollywood Bowl 1997 TV Movie

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Musical Toast: The Stars Shine on Public Television 1987 TV Movie performer: "Overture to 'Show Boat'", "Overture to 'Girl Crazy'"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Captain Blood: A Swashbuckler Is Born 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
Elizabeth & Essex: Battle Royale 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
The Sea Hawk: Flynn in Action 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
Welcome to Sherwood! The Story of 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' 2003 Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live from Lincoln Center 1979-2015 TV Series Himself - Conductor
West Side Story: A Place for Us - West Side Story's Legacy 2011 Documentary short Himself
Der Klang Hollywoods - Max Steiner & seine Erben 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2006 TV Series Himself
Captain Blood: A Swashbuckler Is Born 2005 Video documentary short Himself - Conductor
Elizabeth & Essex: Battle Royale 2005 Video documentary short Himself - Conductor
The Sea Hawk: Flynn in Action 2005 Video documentary short Himself - Conductor
The Hollywood Bowl: Music Under the Stars 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - Conductor
Welcome to Sherwood! The Story of 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' 2003 Video documentary Himself - Conductor, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Live from the Hollywood Bowl 1999 TV Movie Himself
American Masters 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Live from the Hollywood Bowl 1997 TV Movie Himself
That's Entertainment III: Behind the Screen 1994 Video documentary Himself
Pops Goes the Fourth! 1992 1992 TV Movie Himself - Conductor
A Musical Toast: The Stars Shine on Public Television 1987 TV Movie Himself
A&E Stage 1984 TV Series Himself - Host
The 37th Annual Tony Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Revival
Leonard Bernstein: Reflections 1978 TV Movie documentary Himself - Conductor

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Emmy National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences - Nashville/Mid-South Chapter Outstanding Arts Program Much Ado About Nothing (2013) · David Stern
· Katharine Laidlaw
· Andrew M. Young
2012 NETA Award NETA Awards Best Content Production Oklahoma! (2011) · David Stern
· Katharine Laidlaw
· Andrew M. Young
· Shannon Vickery


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