Lukáš BařákSoloist of the Opera
Bass-baritone Lukáš Bařák has been a soloist at the Opera of the National Theater in Prague and the National Theater in Brno since the 2020/21 season. From 2018 to 2020, he was the soloist of the opera in Cologne, where he performed as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Morales in Carmen. He made his debut at the National Theatre Prague on 20th March 2017 as Indian in The Bartered Bride, he later assumed the roles of Morales, Masetto (Don Giovanni), Schaunard (La bohème), among others. In the 2020/21 season, he performed the following roles in the theatre: Schaunard, Marullo in Rigoletto, Masetto in Don Giovanni, etc. He is also a guest soloist of the South-Bohemian Theatre in České Budějovice and the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava. His achievements from the previous seasons include the role of Junius (Britten: The Rape of Lucretia), Konečný (Janáček: The Fate), the baritone character in Tom Johnson’s Four-Note Opera, among others. His oratorio stage experience include Dvořák’s Te Deum at Janáček’s May Festival, concert performances with Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonics, Brno Philharmonics, Pilsen Philharmonics, etc. In 2018, Lukáš Bařák graduated from the Academy of Music in Prague (class of Ivan Kusnjer), and he took an internship at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna (class of Margit Klaushofer and Charles Spencer). He also took part in several master classes with Adam Plachetka, Renato Bruson and Regina Köbler.