Mercedes Arcuri

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she began her vocal studies with Inés Dupen and Horacio Amauri. Continuing her musical training she studied Orchestra Conducting at the Universidad Católica Argentina and later, continued her vocal studies at the Instituto superior de arte del Teatro Colón.
In 2003 moves to Madrid where she has begun her emerging career.
 Recent engagements include her debut as Zerbinetta Ariadne auf Naxos in Teatro Solís (Uruguay) , Gilda Rigoletto in Clermont Ferrand, Norina Don Pasquale in Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Clorinda (Cenerentola)  at Teatro Maestranza (Sevilla) and in Gärtnerplaztheater (Munich) and a concert at the Festival de Opera de La Coruña , where she sang Zerbinetta’s aria. Also at the London Händel Festival with The international baroque players conducted by Johannes Pramsholer, with Händel’s Delirio amoroso, Le feu and Le Rossignol  in  L’enfant et les sortilèges and Erste Zofe in Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg at the Opera de Lyon with Martyn Brabbins as a conductor,  and her debut at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence also with L’enfant et les sortilèges, a production that  included an European tour in 2013.  She has also made her debut at the Wexford Opera Festival with Minka in Le roi malgré lui (E. Chabrier) under the baton of Jean-Luc-Tingaud and stage director Thaddeus Strassberger, and in Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid) with Jose de Nebra’s Viento es la dicha de amor under the baton of Alan Curtis.
Future engagements include , Rigoletto (Paggio) at Teatro Real in Madrid (Including Leo Nucci as Rigoletto), La Guerra de los Gigantes at Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid) under the baton of Leonardo García Alarcón, a concert with Vaasa city Orchestra (Finland) and her participation on the Rio Music Week (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Furthermore, her interest in baroque music has brought her to groups such as La Capilla Real de Madrid  with whom she has performed   Purcell’s The Fairy queen, Charpentier`s Messe de Minuit ,  Haendel´s  Foundling Hospital anthem  at the Palau de la música (Barcelona) and with whom she was invited to the South American Tour in 2007 organized by the Mozarteum foundation (Brasil, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay) Also,  Sphera AntiQva conducted by Javier Illán and Pablo Gutierrez, orchestra dedicated mainly to American baroque music, with whom she did another South American tour in April 2010. (Festival de las Misiones de Chiquitos, Bolivia)   
She has been finalist in many Singing Competitions such as “Luis Mariano 2007”  “Concours de Chant de Marmande, 2008” and has recently won: 2nd price on the International Singing contest of  Logroño (Spain) , two scholarships  offered by Maestro Dalton Baldwin on the Francisco Viñas’ Competition 2008 and   3rd. Price on the International Singing Competiton in Zamora (Spain)