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John Mordler

 

Born in London, John Mordler was educated in

Great Britain and France. During that time he studied piano as principal instrument and trumpet, which he played in several amateur symphony orchestras.

 

He joined the Decca Record Company as trainee in 1963, and soon became recording producer, working all over the world with musicians such as Claudio Abbado, Benjamin Britten, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Franco Corelli, Mario del Monaco, Placido Domingo, Marilyn Horne, Luciano Pavarotti (with whom he made the tenor's debut recording), Joan Sutherland, Renata Tebaldi etc.

 

In 1973, John Mordler joined E.M.I., where he was later appointed Senior Producer and Manager, Artists Development. He worked almost exclusively with Riccardo Muti, from the beginning of the conductor's recording career, and produced records also with Leonard Bernstein, Carlos Kleiber, James Levine, Yehudi Menuhin, and Sviatoslav Richter. Singers on his opera recordings include Agnes Baltsa, Renato Bruson, Monserrat Caballe, Piero Cappuccilli, Jose Carreras, Fiorenza Cossotto, Mirella Freni, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Edita Gruberova, Alfredo Kraus, Sherrill Milnes, Leo Nucci, Renata Scotto, Beverly Sills, and Shirley Verrett.

 

In 1984, he was invited to become General Director of the Opera de Monte-Carlo, a position he held until 2007. Mr. Mordler is and has been member of several International singing competitions, notably the "Toti dal Monte", Treviso, "Belvedere", Vienna, "Corradetti", Padova, "Grand Prix Lyrique" and "Voice Masters", Monte-Carlo, "Concours International d'Execution Musicale", Geneva, and "Madame Butterfly", Tokyo.

 

In 1994, he was named "Officier de l'Ordre du Mérite Culturel" by HRH Princess Caroline of Monaco, and in 1999 "Chevalier de l'Ordre de Saint Charles" by HRH the Souvereign Prince Rainier III of Monaco. 

 

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