Hungarian soprano EMŐKE BARÁTH studied piano and harp before beginning her training as a singer at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest.
Her career took off in 2011 after winning the first prize at the Cesti Baroque Opera competition in Innsbruck and immediately after she made her first recording when she sang the role of Sesto in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, conducted by Alan Curtis. Soon after, she débuted at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in the title role of Elena by Cavalli receiving unanimous praise from the press. Since then, her career has taken her to the most prestigious venues (e.g.Theater an Der Wien, Thêatre des Champs-Elysées, Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Tschaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, Kennedy Center in Washington, Boston Early Music Festival, Bayerische Staatsoper, Palau de la Música in Barcelona, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Opera of Rome ) in collaboration with the most prominent orchestras, both specialized and symphonic. Her repertoire is based mainly on 17th and 18th century music but she often gives song recitals as well. Emőke Baráth’s first solo disc, Voglio Cantar, dedicated to beautiful arias of Barbara Strozzi, Antonio Cesti, and Francesco Cavalli, was released in January 2019 and received a Timbre de Diamant from Opera magazine. Apart from that she contributed in more than 20 CD recordings by different labels like Warner Erato, Cpo, Naïve, Hungaroton.
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