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John Mauceri (born 1945, New York) is an American conductor, producer and composer for theatre, opera and television. He was a protege of Leonard Bernstein.

Mauceri is the only American ever to have held music directorships of opera houses in either Britainmarker or Italymarker. He was music director of the Teatro Regio in Turinmarker for three years. From 1987 to 1993, he was music director of Scottish Opera.

His American posts include the music directorship of Pittsburgh Opera from 2000 to 2006. He was principal conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra from 1991 to 2006. He currently holds the title of Founding Director of the orchestra. In 2007, he was inducted into the Hollywood Bowlmarker Hall of Fame alongside Placido Domingo.

In May 2006, the University of North Carolinamarker named Mauceri as the seventh Chancellor of the North Carolina School of the Artsmarker. He assumed the post on 1 July 2006, and Pittsburgh Opera released Mauceri early from his contract to allow him to take up this post.

Mauceri's commercial recordings include George Gershwin's Strike Up The Band, for Nonesuch. In 2006, Mauceri conducted the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a concert performance of George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess that featured cuts and other changes that Gershwin himself had made in the opera during rehearsals leading up to its premiere by the Theatre Guild. This performance was released on CD, the first recording of the opera in this version.

In other media, Mauceri had a small role as the character of Claude Maginot in 2002's Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. He appeared briefly as himself in the second episode of the Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip TV series, conducting the fictional "West Coast Philharmonic."

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