Emőke Baráth | Opera Singer
Hungarian soprano Emőke Baráth was born in 1985 and started her musical studies at the early age of 6 playing piano and cello. She continued her education in singing and playing harp and after she became the student of Professor Julia Pászthy at Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. In academic year 2011/12 she studied at Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Firenze. Whilst being a student was awarded a Special (2003) and 1st Prizes (2005 and 2006) at the National Singing Competitions, 3rd prize at the 44th International Antonin Dvořák Competition (2009) and 1st Prize and Audience Prize at the 2nd International Singing Competion for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music. In 2011 Emőke received the Verbier Academy Prize in Switzerland. In the same year she was awarded the Junior Prima Prize which is one of the most recognized prize for young artists in Hungary.
She attended several masterclasses by Barbara Bonney, Kiri Te Kanawa,Deborah York, Éva Marton, Masaaki Suzuki, Ferenc Rados, Klára Kolonits, Sylvia Sass, László Polgár, Nancy Argenta, Nicholas Clapton,Alfred Brendel. She attended baroque workshops in Gmunden (Austria), Boston (USA) and in Sopron ( Hungary).
Emőke Baráth has been invited to perform at numerous recognized venues and festivals like Hungarian State Opera, Palace of Arts, Franz Liszt Academy- Budapest, Early Music Days - Sopron, Verbier Festival, Bellerive Festival- Switzerland,Innsbrucker Festwochen, Theater an der Wien, Théatre des Champs-Elysées (Paris),Royal Opera (Versailles), Nikolaisaal ( Potsdam), Staatstheater Braunschweig, Brandenburger Theater, Tschaikovsky Concert Hall, Pushkin Museum (Moscow).
Recent operatic appearances by Emőke Baráth include Poppea ( C. Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea), Dorinda (G.Fr. Händel: Orlando),Sesto (Händel: Giulio Cesare), Alceste ( Händel: Arianna in Creta), Melissa ( Händel: Amadigi), Theodora ( Händel: Theodora),Barbarina ( W.A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro), Zerlina (Mozart: Don Giovanni), Second Woman, First Witch and Spirit (H.Purcell: Dido and Aeneas) with conductors including György Vashegyi, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Alan Curtis, Paul McCreesh.
On her first recording ( released in november 2012 by Naïve Records)she sings the role of Sesto from Händel's Giulio Cesare ( Il complesso barocco,conducted by Alan Curtis).
In 2013 she sings the title role of Francesco Cavalli's Elena at the Festival d'Aix-en-provence.
Beyond that she can be heard frequently as soloist of chamber and church music concerts as well.