Edwin Crossley-Mercer


A true revelation of the young French generation, Edwin Crossley-Mercer, after his studies at the Center for Baroque Music in Versailles and Berlin, made his debut in 2006 in Berlin in Don Giovanni and is today a guest on the most prestigious international stages.

In 2009, he sang Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) at the Aix-en-Provence festival. He then made his debut at the Paris Opera in Ariane in Naxos (Harlekin) and sing Jewish (Albert) in Amsterdam, La Cenerentola (Dandini) at the National Opera of the Rhine, Hippolyte and Aricie (Thésée) at the Beaune and Versailles festivals, Beaver and Pollux (Pollux) at the Champs-Élysées theater. 

In Berlin (Staatsoper and Komische Oper), he sings in BohemiaDer freischütz et Doctor Faustus under the direction of Daniel Barenboim. Edwin Crossley-Mercer subsequently made his American debut as Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, and performs in Plataea (Jupiter) in New York, Vienna and Paris. 
In 2013, he sang the title role of Don Giovanni at the Dijon opera. He plays Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Geneva in the creation of Philippe Fénelon JJR and plays Leporello (Don Giovanni) in 2014 at the Glyndebourne Festival.

In concert and recital, he performs in Bayreuth and New York, via Paris and Saint Petersburg, notably with the Bayerischer Rundfunkorchester or the national orchestra of France. Winner of the 2007 HSBC Foundation Award and the Lili and Nadia Boulanger Prize, he recorded Motets by Charpentier, Arias and Opera Extracts by Lully, and Carmina Catulli by Michael Linton. 

In 2014/2015, he interpreted Papageno (The Magic Flute) and Harlekin at the Paris Opera, Claudio (Beatrice and Benedick) at the Saito Kinen festival in Japan and performs with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in The Damnation of Faust in Baden-Baden. He has just interpreted Eurymaque in Penelope by Fauré at the National Opera of the Rhine.

This year Edwin Crossley-Mercer will notably sing Le Comte (The Marriage of Figaro) at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Lescaut (Manon de Massenet) in Dallas and the creation of Penthesilea by Hauke ​​Berheide at the Mauerschau festival at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich (July 2016).


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