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John Mauceri

  • Columbia Artists Management
  • 1790 Broadway, 16th Floor
  • New York, NY 10019

  • Tim Fox, President
  • 212-841-9571

  • Jean-Jacques Cesbron, Special Projects
  • 212-841-9564

education

  • Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • M. Phil Music Theory, May 1971
  • [Allen Forte, Claude Palisca, Leon Plantinga]
  • Tanglewood (Berkshire Music Center)
  • Conducting Fellow, with Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Bruno
  • Maderna and Colin Davis; summer 1971
  • Yale University, New Haven CT
  • B.A. cum laude Music Theory and Composition, May 1967
  • [musicology: William G. Waite, Beekman C. Cannon, Robert
  • Bailey; music theory and composition: Mel Powell, Donald
  • Martino; piano: Donald Currier; conducting: Gustav Meier]

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Chancellor, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Music Director, Pittsburgh Opera
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Director, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
  • 1991 - 2006
  • Visiting Professor, Yale College
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Direttore Stabile, Teatro Regio, Turin, Italy
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Music Director, Scottish Opera
  • 1987 - 1993
  • Music Director, American Symphony (Carnegie Hall)
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Consultant for Music Theater, Kennedy Center
  • 1982 - 1991
  • Music Director of Orchestras, Kennedy Center
  • 1979 - 1991
  • Music Director, Washington Opera, (Kennedy Center)
  • 1979 - 1982
  • Associate Professor Yale University
  • 1968 - 1984
  • Music Director, Yale Symphony Orchestra
  • 1968 - 1974

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEECHES

  • 2014
  • “Elaine Stritch, Carlo Bergonzi, Mary Rodgers and Lorin Maazel" (Parts 1 & 2) - Huffington Post
  • “Lauren Bacall, Too...”—Huffington Post
  • “The Inconvenient Music—Invisible and Unhearable” – Huffington Post
  • “Music and Trauma” – Huffington Post
  • 2013
  • “Classical Music 101: Why there’s Nothing to Worry About” – in 3 parts - Huffington Post
  • “Classical Music: Why There’s Nothing to Worry About” keynote speech for All Classical Portland’s 30th Anniversary. Portland Art Museum, August 25, 2013
  • “Wagner, Texas, and Myth” – Huffington Post (July 30, 2013)
  • “Oklahoma! @ 70” – Huffington Post (March 31, 2013)
  • “A Conversation with John Mauceri” – The James P. Elder Lecture, Elon University – April 4, 2013
  • “The Rite of Spring: Why it matters 100 Years Later” (Also called, “The Rite Stuff”) – Commerce of Creativity Distinguished Speakers Series; Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication, California State University, Northridge (March 28, 2013)
  • “The Academy Award Nominations”: Published by the Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2013
  • “Verdi by the Numbers” – Huffington Post (February 15, 2013
  • “Much Ado About Much Ado” – booklet notes for complete recording of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s score to the Shakespeare play. Toccata Classics (TOCC 0160)
  • 2012
  • “Merry Christmas, Walt!” – Huffington Post (December 12, 2012)
  • “Who’s Your Favorite Living Composer?” – Huffington Post (November 11, 2012)
  • “The Music of Alfred Hitchcock” – program note for Danish National Orchestra concerts (November 23 and 24, 2012)
  • “Music and the DNA of War” – (October 28, 2012)
  • “What’s Killing Opera?” – Huffington Post (August 19, 2012)
  • “Why the Student Prince?” – June 2012 – available under “Writings”
  • “The Hollywood Sound: What it is and How it Works” Yale University Alumni Reunions, June 2,2012
  • 2011
  • Untitled Article for Gramophone Magazine with subtitle: The founding director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra explains how, as atonality bombarded the concert hall, traditional symphonists turned to film – Gramophone April 2011
  • 2010
  • "North Carolina: The State of the Arts" - Speech delivered at the Grove Park Inn for "The Best of Our State Magazine" symposium - January 9, 2010
  • "The Art of 'Translation'" -- concluding chapter in Fashions and Legacies of Nineteenth-Century Opera edited by Roberta Montemorra Marvin and Hilllary Poriss. Cambridge University Press ISBN 978-0-521
  • 2008
  • "The Artist and the Economy of the State," keynote address Appalachian Regional Development Institute Leadership Summit (ARDI) - see Writings
  • 2007
  • "Celebrating West Side Story," a book by John Mauceri, with the photography of Donald Dietz. NCSA Press (see http://www.uncsa.edu)
  • "Bernstein on Broadway," with an introduction by John Mauceri. Hal Leonard Corporation.
  • "Viennese Composers and the Hollywood Sound," speech at Vienna's Universität für darstellende Kunst.
  • 2006
  • "When You Play the Music and No One Hears It" - address to ASOL [American Symphony Orchestra League] National Conference, Los Angeles, California - delivered June 1, 2006. Published in Symphony Magazine (excerpted) as "Did You Hear That?" [November /December 2006].
  • 2005
  • "Exiles in Hollywood" - keynote speech for MOLA (Major Orchestra Librarians Association)Conference, Los Angeles, California. Published in Marcato, Volume XIX, Number 4; June 2005
  • 2003
  • "Textual Theory - Textual Practice: The Anecdote and the Opera House in the 20th Century"- delivered November 14, 2003, American Musicological Society Conference, Houston, Texas.
  • 2001
  • Verdi for the Twenty-first Century, in Verdi 2001, Proceedings of the International Conference Parma – New York – New Haven (ISBN 88 222 5196 2) pp. 749-757
  • 2000
  • Writer/Host: "The Evening Concert," KMZT (Los Angeles) - 250 two-hour classical music broadcasts.
  • 1999
  • "Erich Wolfgang Korngold and our Century" - Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York
  • “My Last Maestro: Gian Carlo Menotti” published in Italian for the Teatro Regio production of The Medium.
  • 1998
  • "Where has all the Music Gone?" - Keynote Address, Association of Music Personnel in Public Radio, Los Angeles
  • 1996
  • "Tuning the Music to the Hall" - International Acoustic Conference, Turin, Italy
  • 1995
  • "The Music which has no Name" - Association of California Symphony Orchestras, Los Angeles, and subsequently for The Society for the Preservation of Film Music published (abridged) in Stagebill (New York)
  • 1990
  • "Failed Futures" - International Society of Performing Arts Administrators, Glasgow, (published in Musical America, July, 1991, as "High Art, Low Art -- The Fatal Split")
  • 1988
  • "Preparing for the Pit" Sennets & Tuckets: A Bernstein Celebration; ed. Ledbetter Godine, Boston
  • 1987
  • Verdi’s “Aida”: The Music, in Verdi Newsletter, 16 (1988), pp. 27-29
  • 1985
  • “Rigoletto” for the 21st Century, in Opera Magazine, 36, no.10 (1985), pp. 1135-1144

Numerous articles and speeches: published in Gramophone, Opera Magazine, The Verdi Newsletter, Musical America, Schwann Opus, Billboard Magazine, The Times of London, The Sunday Times, Lincoln Center's Stagebill, liner notes for recordings, program notes for the Yale Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Opera, San Francisco Opera, Atlanta Symphony, Turin Opera, etc., as well as letters published in New York Times and Opera Magazine.

Mr. Mauceri also can be seen on a number of DVD releases discussing the music of classic films, such as Sunset Boulevard, Bambi, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex,The Adventures of Robin Hood, Captain Blood, The Sea Hawk, Jezebel, The Fall of the Roman Empire, El Cid and West Side Story.

Selected arrangements and editions

  • E. Bernstein:
  • To Kill A Mockingbird – Waltz for Orchestra; Hawaii Overture
  • L. Bernstein:
  • Candide (1973, 1983, 1989 versions; Candide Suite, 1977)
  • A Quiet Place (Three Act Version)
  • 3 Meditations from MASS for Cello and Orchestra
  • Celebrations from MASS
  • Berlin:
  • Call Me Madam - Symphonic Dances
  • Blitzstein:
  • Regina (3 Act restored original version)
  • Elfman:
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas – a concert overture
  • Ellington:
  • Harlem
  • Night Creature
  • Fain:
  • Alice: The Wonderland Suite
  • Gershwin:
  • Porgy & Bess – original 1935 performance edition
  • An American in London
  • Watch Your Step! (Final ballet from “Shall We Dance”)
  • Manhattan Rhapsody (“A Rhapsody in Rivets” – 1931)
  • Goldsmith:
  • Planet of the Apes: The Hunt
  • Star Trek – The Motion Picture: The New Enterprise
  • Herrmann:
  • Psycho – A Narrative for String Orchestra
  • Horner:
  • The Mask of Zorro Suite
  • Jarre:
  • Laurence of Arabia – A Symphonic Portrait, and Laurence and the Desert
  • Kaper:
  • Mutiny on the Bounty – Symphonic Movements
  • Korngold:
  • Between Two Worlds – Judgment Day, and Concert Overture
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood – A Symphonic Portrait
  • Much Ado About Nothing – performing edition
  • North:
  • Cleopatra – Symphony in Two Movements
  • Rodgers & Hart:
  • On Your Toes (published performing edition)
  • Rota:
  • The Godfather – Symphonic Portrait
  • Rozsa:
  • Ben Hur: The Holy Land
  • Shore:
  • The Lord of the Rings Symphony
  • Shostakovich:
  • Hamlet (for six actors and symphony orchestra)
  • Sondheim:
  • The Night Waltzes
  • Verdi:
  • Aida Triumphal Scene for Orchestra
  • Wagner:
  • Das Rheingold: The River and the Rainbow
  • Waxman:
  • Sunset Blvd. – A Sonata for Orchestra as well as complete concert version
  • Webber:
  • Evita – End Credits
  • Weill:
  • der Weg der Verheissung (additional orchestrations)
  • Die Dreigroschenoper (additional orchestrations)
  • Kurt Weill Songbook
  • Lady in the Dark – a concert version
  • Zimmer:
  • The Pirates of the Caribbean – A Symphonic Portrait

Music composed for John Mauceri

  • Richard Rodney Bennett:
  • Troubadour Music (2006)
  • E. Bernstein:
  • Fanfare for John at the Bowl (2006)
  • Elfman:
  • The Overeager Overture (2006)
  • Flaherty and Ahrens:
  • Ragtime concert suite (1997)
  • Kander and Ebb:
  • Cabaret Suite (1998); Chicago Suite (1998)
  • Goldsmith:
  • September 11, 2001 (2001)
  • Guettel:
  • The Light in the Piazza Symphonic Suite (1999)
  • The Princess Bride Symphonic Suite (2006)

recordings

Over 80 CDs for: Angel, Capriccio, CBS, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft, Electra/Nonesuch, London/Decca, Philips Classics, MCA, New World, Polydor, PS Classics, RCA, Sony Classical, Toccata Classics and Warner Brothers (see Discography)

awards and honors

  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Westchester Music Conservatory (June 23, 2014)
  • Emmy Award (Mid-South Region) Producer and Artistic Director Much Ado About Nothing (January 25, 2014)
  • Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina proclamation of “sincere gratitude … for his transformational leadership to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, to the University of North Carolina, and to the State.” June 14, 2013
  • National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Award for Oklahoma! (November 2012)
  • Association of Yale Alumni Award for Distinguished Service (June 2, 2012)
  • "The 250 Greatest Recordings of All Time" - Gramophone Magazine, June, 2010 for Between Two Worlds - The Music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Decca with DSO and RSO, Berlin - 2011
  • “Ten Great Studio Recreations of Soundtracks” – Gramophone Magazine awards two of the ten to John Mauceri (“Hollywood Dreams” and “Hollywood in Love” (originally titled “Always and Forever.” - 2011
  • Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, 2007
  • Diapason d'or, Porgy and Bess [Decca records], 2007
  • "Treasures of Los Angeles" - Central City Association of Los Angeles, 2007
  • Young Musicians Foundation [Los Angeles] "Magic Baton Award," 2005
  • Cannes Classical Music Award: Weill, Der Protagonist, 2003
  • American Academy in Berlin: Fellowship Prize, 1999
  • Emmy Award (LA Area) for on-camera performance Bowl Orchestra broadcast, 1998
  • Diapason d'or, 1997 (Flammen)
  • ECHO Klassik (Deutsche Phono-Akademie Award) das Wunder der Heliane
  • Emmy Award (LA Area) for writing Hollywood Bowl Orchestra broadcast, 1994
  • Billboard No. 1 Classical Crossover Award, 1993 (The King and I)
  • Deutsche Schallplatten Prize won four times (1991 - 1993) (Die Sieben Todsünden, Street Scene, Gershwins in Hollywood, The King and I)
  • Wavendon Award "Conductor of the Year," presented by HRH Princess Margaret, 1990
  • High Fidelity Magazine "Record of the Year" Gershwin's Girl Crazy, 1991
  • Edison Klassiek Award, 1991 (Girl Crazy)
  • Olivier (SWET) Award, Best Musical (adaptation of Candide in London), 1988
  • Grammy Award: Best Opera Recording (Candide), 1987
  • Yale Arts Alumni Award, 1985
  • Antoinette Perry ("Tony") Award, 1983
  • Drama Desk Award, 1983
  • Outer Critics Circle Award, 1983

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Advisory Council: The Center for Ballet and the Arts (NYU-2014)
  • Leonard Bernstein Center for Learning, member Advisory Board (2006 - current)
  • The Leonard Bernstein Organization, Consultant (2006 - current)
  • The Film Music Society, member Advisory Board (2006 - current)
  • Kurt Weill Edition, member Advisory Board (1996 - current)
  • American Institute of Verdi Studies, member Advisory Board (1986 - current)
  • National Institute for Music Theater, Trustee (1986 - 1991)
  • Charles Ives Society, member Board of Directors (1986 - 1991)
  • National Endowment for the Arts, Advisory Panel (1973-76)

career highlights

  • 2014a
  • Wins his third Emmy Award (Midsouth Region) for his production of Much Ado About Nothing; category: Best Arts Program.
  • 2014b
  • Completes first draft of book: The War on Music.
  • 2014c
  • Debuts with Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, the Czech National Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional (Mexico), the Seattle Symphony, the San Diego Symphony and the Tokyo Philharmonic.
  • 2014d
  • Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award (with Barbara Cook) from the Westchester Conservatory of Music
  • 2013a
  • Conducts rare complete performance of Verdi's les Vêpres sicilliennes in Bilbao, Spain. Named one of the top ten opera productions of 2013 in Spain by ABC.es.
  • 2013b
  • Lectures/writes on 100th Anniversary of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring at UNC Chapel Hill, Cal State Northridge, Huffington Post blog; initiates and conducts dance program for UNC Chapel Hill’s series The Rite at 100 with UNCSA’s Schools of Music, Dance, and Design & Production including a restoration of the Debussy-Bakst-Nijinsky 1913 ballet Jeux, which was also videotaped for future broadcast; the production of Jeux was brought to the Valley Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles for its West Coast premiere.
  • 2013c
  • Completes seven years as Chancellor of the University of North Carolina’s School of the Arts. Broadcast of Dance Fantasies on UNC-TV (produced for television by Mr. Mauceri) including Act 3 of Swan Lake conducted by Mauceri. Rebroadcast of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, on Oklahoma Public Television, WRAL-Raleigh and UNC-TV raises $10,000 for Oklahoma tornado relief. The commercial CD release of UNCSA’ Much Ado About Nothing (the music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold) receives unanimous favorable reviews worldwide. (See biography for more details)
  • 2013d
  • Returns to Cologne, Germany for a concert with WDR that is streamed worldwide. Returns to the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Royal Festival Hall) for a program that includes London premieres of music edited and arranged by Mauceri (Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, Alex North, Franz Waxman, Ennio Morricone, Branislaw Kaper) that is streamed worldwide. Retruns to Bilbao, Spain (ABAO) for a series of performances of Puccini’s Turandot with Martina Serafin and Marcello Giordani.
  • 2013e
  • Appears on BBC radio on the publication of The Leonard Bernstein Letters; NPR’s All Things Considered with Robert Siegel on the 200th birthday of Giuseppe Verdi; New York University’s American Institute for Verdi Studies’ symposium; records five programs for All Classical Portland’s syndicated radio series The Score.
  • 2013f
  • Makes his debut with the BBC Concert Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall and the Vancouver Symphony.
  • 2013g
  • Conducts the world premiere of The Music of Danny Elfman for the Films of Tim Burton with Danny Elfman and Helena Bonham Carter as soloists at Royal Albert Hall. This program is repeated in Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham, and at three concerts in Los Angeles’ Nokia Auditorium. (Ms. Bonham Carter appears only in London.)
  • 2012a
  • Initiates and produces the American premiere of Much Ado About Nothing, with the complete 1920 score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, records and broadcasts it on UNC-TV and Toccata Classics.
  • 2012b
  • Conceives the Music Academy of the American South at UNCSA, as a unique center for the study and performance of American Roots music. Premiere iteration includes Dee McCoury Band, the Branchettes, Jim Lauderdale, Bubba Klinefelter, and the Amigos Band.
  • 2012c
  • Conducts first performances in Brazil of music by Korngold, Kaper, Tiomkin, Rozsa, and Waxman. Conducts first performances in Denmark of music by Tiomkin, Hermann, Rozsa, and Waxman. Both programs are broadcast and streamed worldwide.
  • 2012d
  • Begins blog for Huffington Post
  • 2011a
  • Initiates, supervises, and conducts a restoration of the original 1943 production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! at UNCSA, videotaped and broadcast on UNC-TV.
  • 2011b
  • Debuts at Apsen Music Festival, conducting his arrangement of Shostakovich's 1964 Hamlet score with six actors performing Shakespeare's text.
  • 2011c
  • Returns to the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate the Bowl Orchestra's 20th anniversary with Disney's Fantasia
  • 2011d
  • Music directs Motion Picture and Television Fund gala with Hugh Jackman and Katherine Zeta Jones and other celebrities.
  • 2011e
  • Appears on special 50th anniversary DVD release of the film version of West Side Story.
  • 2011f
  • Conducts Evening of Remembrance & Reflection on the tenth anniversary of the attacks of 9/11/01, with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, with Wynton Marsalis, Emmylou Harris, Denyce Graves, Raúl Esparza, Christiane Amanpour, Madeleine Albright, General Colin Powell, Condolezza Rice. Live stream on YouTube.
  • 2010a
  • Makes debut in Spain with Carlisle Floyd's Susannah (with the composer present; first US opera produced in Bilbao. Makes debut in Denmark (Danish National Orchestra) in a program of Schoenberg and Korngold and their influences on American music. His three-act edition of Leonard Bernstein's A Quiet Place premieres in New York City.
  • 2010b
  • Returns to Washington (National) Opera for twelve performances of Porgy & Bess to unanimous critical praise.
  • 2010c
  • Conducts grand finale of the opening week festivities at the newly designed North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh with a performance of Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony with the UNCSA orchestra and Duke University chorus.
  • 2010d
  • For the fifth time, Mr. Mauceri music directs the Motion Picture and Television Fund gala ("A Fine Romance") in Los Angeles, with Hugh Jackman, Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise, Patti LuPone, James Marsden, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O'Hara, Shirley MacLaine, Cheyenne Jackson, Lea Salonga, Aaron Tveit, Leslie Uggams and Joel Grey; directed by Adam Shankman and raising $1.5 million.
  • 2010e
  • Consultant to Walt Disney Educational Productions and Disney Theatrical. 2008 - 2010.
  • 2009
  • Creates, arranges and conducts the Disney Legacy Concert, with 80+ minutes of music based on the original materials in the Disney archives most of which receives world concert premieres and marking Mr. Mauceri's debut in Walt Disney Concert Hall.
  • 2008a
  • Edits and conducts world premiere concert adaptation of Dimitri Shostakovich's Hamlet (composed in 1964) with North Carolina Symphony.
  • 2008b
  • Successfully recruits Ethan Stiefel as Dean of the School of Dance and Jordan Kerner as Dean of the School of Filmmaking; Leads renaming of NCSA to UNCSA; achieves $55 million additional support of NC legislature during first two years as chancellor.
  • 2008c
  • Arranges and conducts Rhapsody in Blue with Lang Lang and Herbie Hancock at 50th Anniversary Gammy Awards, seen by 100 million people worldwide. See Media"
  • 2008d
  • Music Directs 4th Annual Motion Picture & Television Fund Gala with Hugh Jackman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Amy Adams, Alan Cumming, Sandy Duncan, Victor Garber, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Elijah Kelley, Zachary Levi, Audra McDonald, James Marsden, Donna Murphy, John Lloyd Young.
  • 2007a
  • After returning to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for a series of performances of Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, speaks at Harvard University [Leonard Bernstein Symposium], speaks at New York's Museum of Modern Art and at Los Angeles' Motion Picture Academy Theater on the occasion of Franz Waxman's centenary; Returns to Gewandhaus and Detroit Symphony.
  • 2007b
  • Music directs West Side Story at North Carolina School of the Arts [NCSA] with members of original creative team and cast in attendance; Ravinia Festival: NCSA's West Side Story; Publishes first book: Celebrating "West Side Story" for NCSA Press.
  • 2007c
  • Inducted with Placido Domingo into Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame; music directs Motion Picture Fund gala with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hugh Jackman, Chita Rivera, Dick van Dyke, Shirley MacLaine, Vanessa Williams, Anika Noni Rose, Raul Esparza, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson; Bill Condon, director.
  • 2007d
  • Vienna: conducts official concert commemorating 50th anniversary of E. W. Korngold's death; first concerts in Vienna of Hollywood film music; conducts two sold-out arena performances of his edition of The Lord of the Rings Symphony with the Gewandhaus Orchestra.
  • 2006a
  • Returns for seventh consecutive year to Gewandhaus Orchestra and premieres works by Korngold, Kaper, Waxman, Gershwin, Goldsmith and E. Bernstein. Music directs gala fundraiser for Motion Picture and Television Fund (Catherine Zeta-Jones, Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Hudson, Shirley MacLaine, Audra McDonald, Bernadette Peters, Patrick Wilson, Rita Wilson, Marissa Jaret Winokur)
  • 2006b
  • Edits and conducts restoration of original 1935 production version of Porgy and Bess for Nashville Symphony and records it for Decca.
  • 2005a
  • Act 3, Götterdämmerung with Brewer, Goerke, Franz, Rydl, Held and Los Angeles Philharmonic; 300th concert at Hollywood Bowl (Barbara Cook, Deborah Voigt, Dianne Reeves); Camelot (Jeremy Irons, Melissa Errico); Moiseyev Dance Company; American Film Institute co-presentation of top 25 film scores of all time.
  • 2005b
  • Music Directs gala for Motion Picture and Television Fund (Azaria; Chenoweth; Fisher; Mazzie; Pascal; Billy Porter; Winokur; Zeta Jones); conducts Chicago Lyric Opera's Millennium Park gala; conducts the Walt Disney Company's Studo Showcase (Kodak Theater).
  • 2005c
  • Records Danny Elfman's Serenada Schizophrana; creates new concert works: Rota The Godfather (two versions); Goldsmith The New Enterprise; Korngold Between Two Worlds - A Concert Overture; Fain, etc. Alice: The Wonderland Suite
  • 2005d
  • Appears on bonus DVDs, discussing the music of Disney's Bambi; Korngold's The Sea Hawk, Captain Blood, and The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (Korngold)
  • 2004a
  • Opens Hollywood Bowl's new shell, with world premiere of Elmer Bernstein's Fanfare for John at the Bowl. Completes 14th season at Hollywood Bowl: Average attendance exceeds 13,000 per concert. Soloists include Joffrey Ballet (Bowl debut), Sarah Chang, Brian Wilson, Sesame Street, Paris Combo (debut), Moulin Rouge (debut); first Bowl Turandot; various premieres of film scores include. Mutiny on the Bounty (Kaper) and various original restorations from Disney archives.
  • 2004b
  • Kennedy Center Honors: conducts for Dame Joan Sutherland
  • 2004c
  • New York premieres of Gershwin Shall we Dance ballet; Copland's The Heiress; Herrmann (various); rarely heard Schoenberg (American works); European premieres of works by Williams, Elfman, Arnold (James Bond), Rozsa w/ Gewandhaus
  • 2003a
  • Appears on Bonus DVDs of digitally remastered "The Adventures of Robin Hood" on the music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold as well as "Sunset Boulevard" on the music of Franz Waxman
  • 2003b
  • Completes 13th season at the Hollywood Bowl, conducting Bowl debuts of Michael Boublé, Elizabeth Futral, Frank Lopardo, Roger Daltry (with orchestra), John Lithgow, Melissa Errico, Rosemarie Harris, Tsai Chin; also Carol Channing, Aurdra McDonald and Patti Lupone
  • 2003c
  • Conducts new production of Mark Blizstein's "Regina" at Lyric opera of Chicago, cited by the New York Times in "The Highs: The Classical Moments of the Year," (Sunday, December 26, 2003); "Der Fliegende Holländer" called "Number One Classical Concert of the Year" in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • 2003d
  • Artistic Advisor and Editor to Howard Shore for "The Lord of the Rings Symphony" (New Zealand world premiere); conducts Asian premiere (Taipei)
  • 2003e
  • Fifth consecutive season with the Gewandhaus Orchestra (Leipzig)
  • 2002a
  • August 31 named "John Mauceri Day" by California Governor, Gray Davis, in honor of Mauceri's 250th concert with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
  • 2002b
  • Initiates, edits and conducts world premiere of Howard Shore's The Fellowship of the Ring for symphony orchestra, chorus and children's chorus at Hollywood Bowl
  • 2002c
  • Voice of "Claude Maginot" for video game, "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City"
  • 2002d
  • Conducts one of five New York City outdoor concerts commemorating 9/11/01; with the Brooklyn Philharmonic in Prospect Park (September)
  • 2002e
  • Conducts American premiere of critical edition of Un Ballo in Maschera for Pittsburgh Opera (October)
  • 2002f
  • Conducts opera gala party sequence for Metropolitan Opera (Act Two Die Fledermaus) (December)
  • 2001a
  • Restores, edits and conducts world premiere of Alex North's Cleopatra Symphony with the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig
  • 2001b
  • Visiting professor at Yale University: teaches "Music, the Policies of Fascist Europe and Current Perceptions" and conducts the 300th anniversary concert with combined orchestras and choruses
  • 2001c
  • Writes and hosts nightly two hour classical radio show "The Evening Concert" for KMZT in Los Angeles for an entire year (250 broadcasts)
  • 2001d
  • Conducts at Kennedy Center Honors (Pavarotti segment)
  • 2000a
  • First performances of émigré film composers' music with the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig
  • 2000b
  • Conducts first recording of Kurt Weill's Der Protagonist in Berlin (Cannes Award)
  • 2000c
  • Restores, edits and conducts world premiere of Herrmann's Psycho: Narrative for String Orchestra (Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles)
  • 2000d
  • Conducted 200th concert with total audience of 3 million people at the Bowl
  • 1999a
  • Debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin (La Bohême)
  • 1999b
  • World premiere of complete version of Weill's Der Weg der Verheissung (Chemnitz) in co-production with Brooklyn Academy and New Israeli Opera
  • 1999c
  • Named "Voice of the Millennium" by CNN and CNN International
  • 1999d
  • Named "Standard-bearer of the 20th Century" by WQXR radio (December)
  • 1999e
  • Featured performer and sole guest for Italian Radio's (RAI Tre) tribute to American music in the 20th Century (Passagio di Secolo)
  • 1998
  • Conducts 150th concert at Hollywood Bowl, more than doubling previous record. Total audience over eight seasons: 2.6 million people
  • 1997a
  • Centenary concert for Erich Wolfgang Korngold (Vienna Konzerthaus)
  • 1997b
  • Swiss premiere: Korngold's Symphony in F#
  • 1996a
  • Conducted soundtrack of Evita with Madonna
  • 1996b
  • MTV Awards, conducted opening "Smashing Pumpkins" - Radio City Music Hall
  • 1996c
  • Italian premiere of Weill's Street Scene
  • 1995a
  • Conducted first performances in Portugal of Candide and Street Scene
  • 1995b
  • Film "Music for the Movies - The Hollywood Sound" televised worldwide
  • 1994
  • Conducted Placido Domingo on Grammy Awards telecast
  • 1993
  • Completes seven seasons with Scottish Opera, having brought the company its first productions of Billy Budd, Carmen, Lulu, Aida, Vec Makropolous, Salomé, as well as new productions of la Traviata, Die Fledermaus, Das Rheingold, Die Walküre and Les Troyens. Headed the first U.K. production of Street Scene, the world premiere restoration of Regina (both recorded for London-Decca). Conducted the world premiere of the definitive version of Candide, which won and Olivier Award and was televised by the BBC. Lead and restored concert performances of Girl Crazy and Lady in the Dark at the Edinburgh Festival. Recorded recital disc with Josephine Barstow, which included the only recording of the original Alfano ending to Turandot
  • 1991
  • Cover story, "Musical America" (final edition)
  • 1990
  • Crusaid Concert, Conductor with Simon Rattle, Royal Festival Hall/ Philharmonia Orchestra. Soloists Sherrill Milnes, Felicity Lott, and Anne Evans
  • 1987a
  • Conductor, national tour Boston Pops Orchestra
  • 1987b
  • Music director, PBS-TV, Gala of Stars
  • 1986a
  • Music Director, Leonard Bernstein Festival, London Symphony Orchestra
  • 1986b
  • Conducts world premiere del Tredici's Child Alice - Carnegie Hall
  • 1986c
  • Conducts Roméo et Juliette on final Metropolitan Opera National Tour and NYC parks
  • 1985a
  • Italian premiere of critical edition of Verdi's Rigoletto Macerata Festival
  • 1985b
  • Conducts Turandot at La Scala for state visit of Prince Charles and Princess Diana
  • 1985c
  • Musical Supervisor Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song & Dance - Broadway
  • 1985d
  • Appointed Music Director, American Symphony Orchestra (Carnegie Hall)
  • 1984
  • Debut with Royal Opera, Covent Garden Madama Butterfly and La Boheme
  • 1983a
  • Edits, conducts World Premiere of Leonard Bernstein's A Quiet Place (revised 3-act version) La Scala, and American premiere, Kennedy Center
  • 1983b
  • Initiates and co-produces Rodgers and Hart's On Your Toes on Broadway and London
  • 1983c
  • Debut English National Opera - La Forza del Destino
  • 1982
  • Creates "Opera House Version" of Candide; wins Grammy for Best Opera Recording
  • 1981
  • Leonard Bernstein's Mass tenth anniversary production, telecast on PBS "Live from the Kennedy Center"; Presidential Inaugural Concert (Ronald Reagan); appointed Advisor for Music Theater at the Kennedy Center (Roger Stevens), a post held for ten years
  • 1980
  • Appointed music director of the Washington Opera; Hollywood Bowl debut with Los Angeles Philharmonic (August 22)
  • 1979
  • All Hindemith concert (Yale Philharmonia) in Carnegie Hall; 60th Birthday concert for Leonard Bernstein (Wolf Trap); Music Director: Summer Opera at Kennedy Center; conducts Weill's Street Scene on Live from Lincoln Center; conducts Beverly Sills' last stage performances (La Loca of Menotti)
  • 1978
  • Creates plan for music theater department at NYU (Richard Rodgers commission)
  • 1977
  • Debut, New York City Opera (Boito's Mefistofele); orchestrates Three Meditations from Mass for Leonard Bernstein and Mstislav Rostropovich; conducts Wagner's Rienzi in San Antonio with Friedleind Wagner in attendance
  • 1976a
  • Debut, Metropolitan Opera (Beethoven's Fidelio)
  • 1976b
  • World Premiere Andrew Imbrie's Angle of Repose (San Francisco Opera)
  • 1975
  • West Coast premiere Britten's Death in Venice (San Francisco)
  • 1974a
  • New production Berg's Lulu (Santa Fe Opera)
  • 1974b
  • European premiere Menotti's Tamu-Tamu (Spoleto, Italy)
  • 1974c
  • Professional concert debut, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Rudolph Serkin, soloist
  • 1974d
  • World premiere large orchestra version Ives' 3 Places in New England
  • 1974e
  • American Premiere: Der Rosenkavalier silent film (1926) - Yale University
  • 1973a
  • European premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass (Vienna) - worldwide television (ORF/BBC/PBS)
  • 1973b
  • Professional opera debut: Menotti's Saint of Bleecker Street, Wolf Trap Farm Park
  • 1972a
  • Assistant to Leonard Bernstein: Carmen (Metropolitan Opera)
  • 1972b
  • Produces and Conducts first staged performance of Stockhausen's Hymnen - Yale University
  • 1971a
  • Paris premieres: Debussy's Khamma, Scriabin's Prométée, and Ives' Symphony No. 4 (Yale Symphony Tour)
  • 1971b
  • Prepared orchestra for Leopold Stokowski; continued to work two years w/ LS
  • 1969
  • American Premiere Debussy's Khamma (New Haven)
  • 1967
  • New York City premiere Britten's Curlew River, United Nations Catholic Chapel

orchestras conducted

  • Atlanta Symphony
  • Baltimore Symphony
  • BBC Concert Orchestra
  • BBC Symphony (London)
  • Berlin Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester
  • Berlin Symphony Orchestra
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Brooklyn Philharmonic
  • Czech National Symphony Orchestra
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Cleveland Orchestra, Colorado Symphony
  • Colorado Symphony
  • Danish National Symphony Orchestra
  • Detroit Symphony
  • Deutsches Symphonie Orchestra (Berlin) (formerly RSO)
  • Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
  • Euskadiko Orkestra Sinfonika (San Sebastian, Spain)
  • Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
  • Hollywood Symphony Orchestra
  • Israel Philharmonic
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Mittel-Deutsche Rundfunk Orchester (Leipzig)
  • Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  • Münchner Symphoniker
  • National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa)
  • National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan
  • National Symphony (Washington, D.C.)
  • New Haven Symphony
  • New Jersey Symphony
  • New York Philharmonic
  • New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • London Concert Orchestra
  • l'Orchestra della Radio Svizzera-Italiana
  • l'Orchestra della RAI (Rome)
  • l'Orchestra di Santa Cecilia (Rome)
  • l'Orchestre Nationale de France
  • l'Orchestre Symphonique de Monte Carlo
  • l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montpélier
  • l'Orquestra Sinfónica de Xalapa (Mexico)
  • l'Orquesta Sinfonica Portuguesa (Lisbon)
  • Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira (Rio de Janeiro)
  • Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional (Mexico)
  • Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra
  • Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien (Vienna)
  • Rotterdam Philharmonic
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
  • The Royal Philharmonic (London)
  • The Royal Scottish National Orchestra,
  • San Antonio Symphony
  • San Diego Symphony
  • San Francisco Symphony
  • Sydney Symphony
  • Tokyo Philharmonic
  • Vancouver Symphony
  • WDR Rundfunk Orchestra – Cologne (Köln)

Opera Companies conducted

Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala,Royal Opera Covent Garden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Teatro Regio (Torino), English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Scottish National Opera, Wolf Trap Farm Park, Santa Fe, Spoleto Festival (Italy), San Antonio Opera, Opera Omaha, Dallas Opera, Manitoba Opera, Opera Pacific, l'Opéra de Monte Carlo, Teatro San Carlos (Lisboa), Michigan Opera Theater, l'Opéra de Nice, le Grand Théâtre de Genève, Chemnitz Oper, New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, Pittsburgh Opera, ABAO-OLBE (Bilbao Opera).

Opera repertory conducted

  • Argento:
  • A Postcard from Morocco
  • Beethoven:
  • Fidelio (Metropolitan)
  • Bellini:
  • Norma
  • Bernstein:
  • A Quiet Place (La Scala), Mass (Vienna)
  • Berg:
  • Lulu (3 Acts) San Francisco, Scottish Opera
  • Lulu (2-Act version) Santa Fe
  • Berlioz:
  • Les Troyens (Covent Garden)
  • Bizet:
  • Carmen, les Pêcheurs de Perles
  • Blitzstein:
  • Regina (Mauceri ed.) Chicago Lyric, Opera Pacific, Scottish Opera [World premiere recording]
  • Boito:
  • Mefistofele
  • Britten:
  • Albert Herring, Billy Budd, Curlew River, Peter Grimes, Turn of the Screw, Death in Venice
  • Curlew River Yale University, United Nations (New York City premiere)
  • Death in Venice San Francisco (West Coast premiere)
  • Debussy:
  • Pelléas et Mélisande
  • Donizetti:
  • Lucia di Lammermoor, La Fille du Régiment, Il Furioso all'isola di San Domingo, Anna Bolena
  • Floyd:
  • Susannah
  • Gershwin:
  • Porgy and Bess [February, 2006: new performing edition]
  • Porgy & Bess –ed. Mauceri (World premiere recording, 1935 text)
  • Gounod:
  • Roméo et Juliette (Metropolitan, Chicago Lyric)
  • Faust
  • Imbrie:
  • Angle of Repose (San Francisco)
  • Handel:
  • Giulio Cesare
  • Heggie:
  • Dead Man Walking
  • Janacek:
  • Vec Makropoulos
  • Korngold:
  • Das Wunder der Heliane Berlin (World premiere recording)
  • Massenet:
  • Manon
  • Menotti:
  • Saint of Bleecker Street, Juana la Loca(New York premiere),Tamu-Tamu Spoleto (European premiere), The Medium
  • Montemezzi:
  • l'Amore dei tre Re
  • Monteverdi:
  • Incorronazione di Poppea
  • Mozart:
  • Don Giovanni, le Nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte (Santa Fe),der Schauspieldirektor
  • Poulenc:
  • La voix humaine
  • Puccini:
  • Manon Lescaut, la Bohème (Covent Garden, Chicago Lyric, Deutsche Oper), Tosca, Madama Butterfly (Covent Garden), la Fanciulla del West (Covent Garden), Turandot (La Scala)
  • Rossini:
  • il Barbiere de Siviglia, la Cenerentola
  • Schulhoff:
  • Flammen Berlin (World premiere recording)
  • Strauss, J.:
  • Die Fledermaus
  • Strauss, R.:
  • Salomé, Elektra, Ariadne auf Naxos
  • Stravinsky:
  • The Rake's Progress (San Francisco), Oedipus Rex
  • Verdi:
  • I due Foscari (French premiere), Rigoletto (London premiere of critical edition), la Traviata, Les Vêpres sicilliennes (complete 5-Act original Paris version), Un Ballo in Maschera (US premiere of critical edition), la Forza del Destino, Don Carlos, Aida, Otello, Falstaff
  • Wagner:
  • Rienzi, der Fliegende Holländer, Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Götterdämmerung (Act 3), Parsifal (Acts 2 and 3)
  • Weber:
  • Abu Hassan
  • Weill:
  • Die Dreigroschenoper, Mahagonny Songspiel, der Protagonist Berlin (World premiere recording), die Sieben Todsünden, Street Scene (Italian, British, Portuguese premieres; World premiere recording), Der Weg der Verheissung (European premiere)

Dance companies conducted

American Ballet Theatre soloists, Hartford Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Moiseyev Ballet, New York City Ballet soloists, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, San Francisco Ballet.

Updated September 2014
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