Friday, July 6, 2018

The First Complete Recording of The Cradle Will Rock released by Christopher

It’s out! The first complete recording of Marc Blitzstein’s 1937 Broadway opera, The Cradle Will Rock—with Blitzstein’s original orchestration. The 2-CD set recorded last summer a…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 08:19AM
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Bringing The Cradle Will Rock Back To Life by Christopher

It’s out! The first complete recording of Marc Blitzstein’s 1937 Broadway opera, The Cradle Will Rock—with Blitzstein’s original orchestration. The 2-CD set recorded last summer a…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 09:41AM
Friday, March 23, 2018

TheaterJones review of Maestros and Their Music by Christopher

www.theaterjones.com By Cathy Ritchie published Wednesday, March 14, 2018 As a total non-musician, I always find the blending of orchestra-created sounds in a concert to be somehow magical, …

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 03:20PM
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

WSJ Review: The Allure of ‘Maestros and Their Music’ by Christopher

Is the figure on the podium really a musician? What, exactly, constitutes the art of conducting? Leon Botstein reviews ‘Maestros and Their Music’ by John Mauceri. From the Wall Street J…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 06:32PM
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

John Mauceri on Bernstein and Beyond by Christopher

From Richard S. Ginell’s interview of John for San Francisco Classical Voice. John Mauceri has been a busy Renaissance man of the podium ever since the early 1970s when he became Leon…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 07:42AM
Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Met @ 50 – Full Text by Christopher

Read John’s full text from his three part story The Met @ 50. Originally posted in three parts on HuffingtonPost.com collected here in it’s entirety. Download The Met @ 50 as a P…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 01:56PM
Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Met Turns 50 – Part Three (Finale) by Christopher

The new house is no longer the new house. It is the Metropolitan Opera House and the old house is simply a glorious memory of my youth. And while we can rejoice in the achievement of the fif…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 11:51AM
Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Met Turns 50 — Part Two by Christopher

I was not present for the opening of Philharmonic Hall in 1962—I was seventeen—but I did attend performances during its first season. (The Met performed there, it should be said, with th…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 08:38PM
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Met Turns 50 — Part One by Christopher

Fifty years ago, on September 16, 1966, 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time, a brand new Metropolitan Opera House opened with the world premiere of Antony and Cleopatra, a 3-act epic oper…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 11:28PM
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Swan Lake performed by UNCSA by Christopher

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts production of Swan Lake. Presented as part of a Dance Fantasies program in 2012.

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 03:13PM
Monday, April 25, 2016

John Mauceri receives 2015 Ditson Conductor’s Award by Christopher

On April 21, 2016, John Mauceri was granted the 2015 Ditson Conductor’s Award by Columbia University. The Ditson Fund was established at Columbia University in 1940, with a bequest fr…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 12:26PM
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Much Ado About Nothing! by Christopher

The American premiere of the full score of Much Ado About Nothing by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. The production features members of the senior class (2014) in Drama, supported by students of …

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 03:11PM
Monday, December 7, 2015

Ballets Russes by Christopher

John is pleased to share four unreleased tracks from Ballets Russes performed by the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2013 on the celebration of the 100th anniversary of…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 07:27PM
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Leonard Bernstein’s Batonmaker by Christopher

Today we learned of the death of Dick Horowitz at the age of 91. You perhaps never heard of him. If you went to the Metropolitan Opera or listened to its broadcasts any time from 1946 until …

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 05:00PM
Monday, October 26, 2015

Opera News review of Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton by Christopher

From Opera News: Elfman is rightfully celebrated for his epic, gleefully ghoulish symphonic soundscapes that manage to be creepy, exhilarating, apocalyptic, sweet, and hilarious all at the s…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 11:34AM
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Facing the music: John Mauceri – The Guardian.com by Christopher

Carousel, Callas, Czerny playing Beethoven … conductor John Mauceri shares the music and people that inspire him in an interview with TheGuardian.com Classical Music section Facing the Mus…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 08:54PM
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Eating the Heart of Darkness: Written on Skin and Hamilton by Christopher

Written in Skin came to Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival and was quickly crowned the highlight of the festival as well as the greatest new opera in 20 years. On the other hand,…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 08:15PM
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Inadvertent Angels by Christopher

Within the past month we have read with sadness of the deaths of four important artists who seemingly have little in common: composer and author Mary Rodgers Guettel, internationally famous …

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 06:32PM
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Barbara Cook & John Mauceri with lifetime achievement awards by Christopher

Music Conservatory of Westchester, a not-for-profit music school in White Plains, NY, honored Tony winner Barbara Cook and conductor John Mauceri on Monday, June 23 with …

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 07:33PM
Monday, June 23, 2014

The Inconvenient Music — Invisible and Unhearable by Christopher

On Friday morning, April 25, 2014, World War II was everywhere to be found in the arts section of our essential paper of record, The New York Times. A revived revival of Cabaret with old chu…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 06:25PM
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

“Eyes Match her Gown!” – Beautiful Roberta Peters by Christopher

From a PBS gala John Mauceri music directed in 1987. John was 41.

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 09:14AM

Much Ado wins regional Emmy by Christopher

John Mauceri received his third regional Emmy at the 28th Annual Midsouth Emmy awards on January 26 for producing (and music directing) Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, featu…

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

On the Importance of Creative Problem Solving by Christopher

Carolina Business Review host Chris Williams discusses with then Chancellor John Mauceri about the importance of creative problem solving and how the University of North Carolina School of t…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 06:53PM
Monday, November 11, 2013

The Letters of Leonard Bernstein by Christopher

From BBC Radio 3 – Music Matters The charismatic and versatile American conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein was a prolific writer of letters throughout his life – tens of th…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 10:21PM
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

NPR – Verdi’s Gift by Christopher

Two hundred years ago this week, Giuseppe Verdi was born in an Italian town midway between Bologna and Milan. On the occasion of his bicentennial, All Things Considered wanted to know what m…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 07:31PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013

Pizzizcato’s review of “Erich W. Korngold: Much Ado about Nothing” by Christopher

Pizzicato magazine has posted their review of “Erich W. Korngold: Much Ado about Nothing, op.11″.  After a somewhat terrifying beginning, this turns into another fantastic i…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 11:16AM
Monday, April 1, 2013

Oklahoma! at 70 by Christopher

March 31, 2013 marks the 70th anniversary of Broadway’s opening night of Oklahoma! at the The Theatre Guild. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn7H2MW13Cg This video was shot on openin…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 08:35AM
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What’s Killing Opera? – Huffington Post by Christopher

Hollywood has been blamed for so many things and why not add killing opera to the list? John questions whether Hollywood has killed opera or has Hollywood become the new opera for the Huffin…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 11:21AM
Sunday, October 9, 2011

Oklahoma! in HD by Christopher

UNCSA’s acclaimed, All-School Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! to air Wednesday, Oct. 12, on UNC-TV.

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 07:33AM
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

On Porgy and Bess: Washington National Opera by John Mauceri

Written for the Washington National Opera's production of Porgy and Bess. (February 1, 2010)

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 02:31PM

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