Charles Mackerras

Charles Mackerras worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. In 1943, he joined The ABC Orchestra in Sydney as an oboist. In 1947, he joined Sadlers Wells Theatre/ENO as an oboist. Mackerras ... Read more »
Born: 11/17/1925 in Schenectady, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (2)

Nutcracker: The Motion Picture 1986 (Movie)

(London Symphony Orchestra) (Music Conductor)

The Atomic Cafe 1981 (Movie)

conductor(New Philharmonic Orchestra) (Music Conductor)

Biography

Charles Mackerras worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. In 1943, he joined The ABC Orchestra in Sydney as an oboist. In 1947, he joined Sadlers Wells Theatre/ENO as an oboist. Mackerras worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "The Atomic Cafe" (1982). Mackerras also appeared in "Nutcracker: The Motion Picture" (1986). Later in his career, Mackerras worked on "Great Performers at Lincoln Center: Renee Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Concert" (PBS, 2000-01). Mackerras passed away in July 2010 at the age of 85.

Milestones

2008

Became Honorary President of the Edinburgh International Festival

1987

Became Director of Welsh National Opera

1972

Chief Conductor at Sydney SO

1969

Became Director of the ENO

1954

Became the principal conductor at the BBC Concert Orchestra

1947

Joined Sadlers Wells Theatre/ENO as an oboist

1942

Joined The ABC Orchestra in Sydney as an oboist

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