Oliver Mercer

Oliver Mercer

Oliver Mercer performs regularly throughout North America and Europe as a concert soloist, recitalist, and opera singer. As a specialist in early music, Mr. Mercer has appeared multiple times with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, including in Handel’s Rinaldo, Charpentier’s La descente d’Orphée aux enfers, and Purcell’s The Fairy Queen and Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie under the baton of William Christie. Other operatic highlights include Rameau’s Castor et Pollux with English National Opera, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with Opera Theatre Company of Ireland and Silent Opera London, Handel’s Acis and Galatea with Wales Opera, and Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria with Iford Opera Festival. His concert appearances include Orff’s Carmina Burana at the Barbican, performances at Alice Tully Hall with Musica Sacra, soloist in Bach’s St. John Passion with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the role of Evangelist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at the Oregon Bach Festival with conductor Helmut Rilling. Mr. Mercer received his Master’s Degree from Florida State University and was a choral scholar at Cambridge University’s Trinity College.

 

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