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Charles Mackerras (1925–2010)

Charles Mackerras was born on November 17, 1925 in Schenectady, New York, USA as Alan Charles MacLaurin Mackerras. He is known for his work on Now You See Me 2 (2016), Xerxes (1988) and Nutcracker (1986). He died on July 14, 2010 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 84) in London, England, UK

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Now You See Me 2
Now You See Me 2 Soundtrack
Xerxes Music Department
Nutcracker Music Department
God Rot Tunbridge Wells!
God Rot Tunbridge Wells! Music Department


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 2008 Don Giovanni (TV Movie) (conductor)
 2000 Mozart in Turkey (Documentary) (conductor - as Sir Charles Mackerras)
 1995 Great Arias: The Cunning Little Vixen (TV Short) (conductor)
 1995 The Cunning Little Vixen (TV Movie) (conductor - as Sir Charles Mackerras)
 1994 Roméo et Juliette (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1988 Xerxes (TV Movie) (conductor) / (edition by)
 1988 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1986 Nutcracker (conductor - as Sir Charles Mackerras)
 1985 God Rot Tunbridge Wells! (TV Movie) (conductor - as Sir Charles Mackerras) / (musical director - as Sir Charles Mackerras)
 1984/I Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1984 Julius Caesar (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1982 Mary Stuart (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1981 Jenufa (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1979 Pineapple Poll (TV Movie) (music arranger)
 1975 Faust (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1974 Trial by Jury (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1971 Music on 2 (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Tales of Hoffmann (1971) ... (conductor)
 1970 Zar und Zimmermann (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1966 Billy Budd (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- His Polyvinyl Girl (1961) ... (conductor)
 1961 Shadow Creek : Down in the Valley (TV Short) (conductor)
 1960 Pagliacci (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1959 The Turn of the Screw (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1959 Pineapple Poll (TV Movie) (music arranged and conducted by)
 1959 The Spur of the Moment (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1959 The Lady and the Fool (TV Movie) (music arranged and conducted by)
 1957 Theatre Night (TV Series) (orchestrations - 1 episode)
- Zuleika (1957) ... (orchestrations)
 1954 The Queen in Australia (Documentary) (conductor)
 1952 Faust (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1952 El amor brujo (TV Short) (conductor)
  BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode, 1951) (musical associate - 1 episode, 1950)
- La Boheme (1951) ... (conductor)
- Gay Rosalinda (1950) ... (musical associate)
 1949 Pagliacci (TV Movie) (répétiteur) / (score preparation)
 1947 Namatjira the Painter (Short) (music)
 1944 The Fighting Rats of Tobruk (musical associate)
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Sir Charles Mackerras

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After emigrating to Britain in 1947, he received a British Council scholarship to study with the Czech conductor Vaclav Talich in Prague, where he conceived his love for Czech music - and in particular, Leos Janácek. See more »

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