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Lukáš Bařák

Soloist of the Opera


Bass-baritone Lukáš Bařák is a soloist of the National Theatre Opera in Prague from the 2020/21 season. He made his debut there in 2017 as the Indian in Smetana‘s The Bartered Bride.

In 2018, he graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under the guidance of Ivan Kusnjer and completed an internship at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna with Margit Klaushofer and Charles Spencer. At the National Theatre in Prague, he also appeared as Morales in Bizet‘s Carmen, Schaunard in Puccini‘s La bohème, and in the Mozart roles of Masetto (Don Giovanni), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), and as Fiorello in Rossini‘s Il barbiere di Siviglia. He is also a soloist at the National Theatre Brno and guest soloist of the South Bohemian Theatre in České Budějovice and the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava. In 2018-2020 he was a soloist at the Cologne Opera, where he sang Papageno in Mozart‘s Die Zauberflöte and Morales. Among the successes of the previous seasons, let us mention at least the role of Junius (Britten: The Rape of Lucretia), Konečný (Janáček: The Fate) or the baritone role in Tom Johnson‘s Four-Note Opera.

He has performed, for example, in Antonín Dvořák's Te Deum at the Janáček May Festival, and regularly appears with the Janáček Philharmonic, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic, Brno Philharmonic, Pilsen Philharmonic, etc. He has attended several masterclasses with Adam Plachetka, Renato Bruson and Regina Köbler. In 2015 he won the 3rd prize in the Junior category at the Antonín Dvořák International Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary and in 2021 he received the National Theatre Director‘s Award for Artists under 35.