Mercedes Arcuri

Soprano
Mercedes Arcuri

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she studied at Instituto superior de arte del Teatro Colón and privately with Inés Dupen and Horacio Amauri. She also studied Orchestra Conducting at the Universidad Católica Argentina.

For 10 years she has been developing her career in Europe singing in France (Opéra de Lyon, Opéra de Clermont Ferrand, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence), Spain (Teatro Maestranza in Seville, Ópera de Las Palmas, Teatro Real, Festival de Ópera de La Coruña, Teatro de  la Zarzuela, Teatros del Canal, etc.), Germany (Gärtnerplatztheater, Múnich, Staatsoper Hannover, Theater Osnabrück), Ireland (Wexford Opera Festival) and United Kingdom (London Händel Festival), and  also in Uruguay (Teatro Solís), Argentina (Teatro Avenida), Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Bahrein, etc. where she has been singing under de baton of conductors such as Nicola Luisotti, Pedro Halffter, Giacomo Sagripanti, Alan Curtis, Gunter Neuhold, Martin Brabbins, Leonardo García Alarcón, Patrick Fournillier, etc.

n the 16/17 and 17/18 seasons she has been a member of the Theater Kiel ensemble (Germany) where she sang roles as Gilda (Rigoletto), Contessa di Folleville (Il viaggio a Reims), Zdenka (Arabella), Oscar (Ballo in maschera), Woglinde (Rheingold and Götterdämmerung), Waldvogel (Siegfried) and Francesca (Francesca da Rimini-Rachmaninov).

Since the 19/20 season, she is member of the Staatsoper Hannover ensemble, and will sing roles as Eudoxie in La juive, Morgana in Alcina, Madame Mao in Nixon in China and Isabella in Märchen im Grand Hotel (Paul Abraham).

Her recent engagements include Marzelline in Fidelio at the Teatro de la Maestranza,  Clorinda in Cenerentola at the Gärtnerplatztheater in Munich, Rigoletto (Paje) at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Júpiter in La guerra de los gigantes by  S. Durón at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, under the baton of Leonardo García Alarcón, recitals at Rio Music Week (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), her debut at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Thaïs (La Charmeuse), Messa di Gloria (Rossini) at the Opéra de Limoges and Tisbe (Cenerentola – N. Isouard) at the Opéra de Saint-Etienne etc.

She has been awarded 2nd Prize at the International Singing Competition in  Logroño (Spain), 3rd prize at the International Singing Competition in Zamora (Spain) and she has also been a finalist at the Luis Marino Singing Contest in 2007 and at the Concours de chant de Marmande 2008 (France). She got two scholarships offered by Maestro Dalton Baldwin at the Francisco Viñas’ Competition 2008.

Among her future engagements we highlight Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos in São Paulo (Brazil), Woglinde in Götterdämmerung at the Concertgebouw under the baton of Jan van Zweden, and a tour with concerts with French operetta with the Brussels Philarmonic...

Date Last Edited: 26/02/2020
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