Having first studied the piano and harp, Emőke Baráth finally chose to focus on a vocal career at the age of eighteen. She studied with Júlia Pászthy at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest and has participated in masterclasses with Barbara Bonney, Kiri Te Kanawa and Masaaki Suzuki.
In 2011, the Hungarian soprano won first prize and the audience prize at the Pietro Antonio Cesti International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera in Innsbruck.
Her operatic roles include Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Budapest State Opera, Alceste in Handel’s Arianna in Creta at the Theater an der Wien, and Sesto in Handel’s Giulio Cesare in the CD recording with Il Complesso Barocco under the direction of Alan Curtis.
As a concert artist, she has appeared in performances of Bach cantatas with Accademia Bizantina under the baton of Andreas Scholl, Bach’s Mass in B minor with Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre, and works by Handel and Bach with Le Concert d’Astrée under the direction of Emmanuelle Haïm.
Emőke Baráth will be making her first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the 2018–19 season.