Mercedes Gancedo


Born in Argentina, Mercedes Gancedo debuted at age 18 with the role of Despina (Così fan tutte) at the Teatro Roma in Buenos Aires. Formed with Jaume Aragall, Teresa Berganza, Mirella Freni, Montserrat Caballé and Cecilia Bartoli, among others, Gancedo combines her operistic facet with an intense activity in the field of Lied.

Winner of the prize "Joven promesa artística de carácter internacional" of the Asociación de Críticos de la República Argentina and of the scholarship "Teresa Grüneisen" of the Fundación Mozarteum to study abroad, the soprano has also obtained a scholarship for her studies in the Master de Lied "Victoria de los Angeles" at the ESMUC (Escuela Superior de Música de Catalunya). 

She has also been awarded in the "Competizione dell'Opera" (Dresden,Germany), "Francisco Viñas Contest" (Barcelona, Spain) and "Premio Primer Palau" in the Palau de la Música Catalana (Barcelona, Spain) in addition to other national and international competitions. 

In Spain, Mercedes has sang roles such as Mariana (Das Liebesverbot), Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor), Clarina (La Cambiale di Matrimonio), Micaela (Carmen), Kate Pinkerton (Madame Butterfly), Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Condesa di Ceprano (Rigoletto), Giannetta (L'Elisir d'amore) in theaters such as the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Festival Castell de Peralada, Teatro Campoamor d'Oviedo,Teatro Jovellanos, Teatro La Farándula Sabadell.

She has performed under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, Enrico Delamboye, Daniel Montané, Riccardo Frizza and Josep Pons, among others.

The artist is also doing a remarkable career in the Lied genre, participating in important venues and festivals such as Schubertíada of Vilabertran, Festival LIFE Victoria, Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival, Palau de la Música Catalana and L'Auditori of Barcelona.

With the pianist Beatriz Gonzalez, they recorded their album-debut in 2017:"Cooking America!".

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