John Mauceri

John Mauceri was a close associate of Leonard Bernstein and conducted the European premieres of Bernstein’s Mass in Vienna and A Quiet Place at Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, and the world premiere of a revision of Candide with the Scottish Opera. From 1972 until his death in 1990, Bernstein chose Mauceri to conduct and edit his music. Mauceri is Chancellor of the North Carolina School of the Arts and Founding Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He has conducted many of the world’s great symphony orchestras as well as the Royal Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala in Milan, New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, and the San Francisco Opera. He served for seven years as music director of the Scottish Opera, and has also served as music director of the Washington Opera and the American Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall. He is Music Director of the Pittsburgh Opera.

Mauceri discusses the editing process and collaboration with Leonard Bernstein on his scores of Candide and A Quiet Place in this interview from October 14, 2006. 

This interview transcript is available for in-library use. To arrange for access, contact Kerry Masteller.