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.