Mr. Mauceri served as music director of the Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy
for three years after completing seven years as music director of Scottish
opera. He was music director of the Washington Opera as well as Pittsburgh
Opera, and was the first music director of American Symphony Orchestra in
Carnegie Hall after its legendary founding director, Leopold Stokowski, with
whom he studied. For 18 years, Mr. Mauceri worked closely with Leonard
Bernstein and conducted many of the composer’s premieres at Bernstein’s
As Founding Director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra he’s breaking all records at the Bowl, since he conducted over 300 concerts with a total audience of four million people.
He has conducted at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, London’s Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, all the major London orchestras, as well as l’Orchestre Nationale de France and the Israel Philharmonic.
On Broadway, he was co-producer of On Your Toes and served as musical supervisor for Hal Prince’s production of Candide, as well as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song and Dance. He also conducted the orchestra for the film version of Evita.
Deeply committed to preserving two American art forms, the Broadway musical, and Hollywood film scores, he has edited and performed a vast catalogue of restorations and first performances, including a full restoration of the original 1943 production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, performing editions of Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess, Girl Crazy and Strike up the Band, Bernstein’s Candide and A Quiet Place, and film scores by Miklos Rozsa, Franz Waxman, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Max Steiner, Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith, Danny Elfman and Howard Shore. As one of two conductors in Decca Records’ award-winning series Entartete Musik, Mauceri made a number of historic first recordings of music banned by the Nazis.
In articles, speeches, radio and television appearances, John Mauceri has taken his passion for music and the importance of the arts to audiences throughout the world. These include Harvard and Yale University, the Smithsonian Institution, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Gramophone Magazine, BBC, PBS, the New York and the Los Angeles Times, and the Huffington Post where he regularly writes a blog.
Mr. Mauceri is one of the world’s most accomplished recording artists, having released over 75 audio CDs and is the recipient of Grammy, Tony, Olivier, 3 Emmy Awards, 2 Diapasons d’Or, ECHO Klassik, Billboard, and four Deutsche Schallplatten awards.
In 2007 John Mauceri was the conductor of the first Hollywood in Vienna Concert and is now returning to Vienna for its 10th Anniversary.