Mihaela Marcu was born in Timisoara, Romania, where she started singing since high school. Then she attended the Timisoara Conservatory of Music, graduating cum laude. She also obtained a Masters of Arts in Opera Singing at the same Academy.
She started her career performing with the Timisoara National Opera choir and in solo concerts as well. At the same time, she attended master classes with Murgu Corneliu, Vladislav Piavko and Renee Corenne.
In 2007, she completed her studies in Austria thanks to a scholarship awarded by the CEE Musiktheater Academy of Vienna, developing her repertoire to include the role of Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte. After completing the studies, she was then invited to perform in concerts at several European theaters including the Vienna State Opera (Staatsoper).
Since 2009 she is soloist at the Timisoara National Opera, one of Romania’s most prestigious theatres, where she made most of her role debuts, developing the characters of her repertory. Greatly welcomed and appreciated by both audience and critics, she had the opportunity to collaborate with famous singers, conductors and directors, performing such roles as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Musetta and Mimì in La Bohème, Micaela in Carmen, Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro; as Hanna Glavary in Die Lustige Witwe and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus she also toured to the Netherlands and Belgium.
In 2011 Mihaela Marcu successfully debuted Violetta in La Traviata and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and has been nominated by the critics “2011 Rumanian best voice and artist - section operetta.”
Together with her current artistic work in Romania, she regularly performs in many European theaters including Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Austria.
She is currently refining the main roles of the italian Belcanto.
After the recent debuits as Medora in Il Corsaro and Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito under the batoon of Gianluigi Gelmetti in Trieste, Mihaela Marcu will be Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Filarmonico di Verona, Musetta in La Bohéme at the Municipal in Sao Paulo (where she will also sing Mozart's Requiem) and Violetta in La Traviata at the Opéra de Marseille.