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Biography

The mezzo-soprano Barbora Polášková studied at the Conservatoires in Prague and Pilsen (class of Jaroslava Niederlová) and at a number of master courses at home and abroad (among others, José Cura´s Masterclass in 2016, Dagmar Pecková´s Masterclass in 2012) . In addition to her musical education she has made study of languages at the Charles University in Prague. Apart from her regular appearances at home she has given concerts in Brasil, Japan, Thailand, Israel, Morocco, France, Germany, Wien, Brusseles, and has been appearing with world and Czech orchestras (Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonie, Brno Philharmonic, Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc, North Czech Philharmonic, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Zlín or The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice) and conductors (A.Scarano, O.Vänskä, V.Válek, Z.Mácal, P.Altrichter, Ch.Olivieri-Munroe, S.Vavřínek, J.Talich).

In 2009, she released two compact discs with opera arias and songs by contemporary composer Zdeněk Zahradník. In May 2011, a CD with Alma Mahler´s Songs came out, performed by conductor Zdeněk Mácal and Prague Symphony Orchestra. The latest asset to her discography is a recording of Schulhoff´s Symphony for Alto and Orchestra Menschheit, and Mahler´s Kindertotenlieder, recorded in January and September 2015. The album, entitled A Tribute to the Jewish Soul, features the Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc and The North Czech Philharmonic, under the baton of Alfonso Scarano.

In June 2010, Barbora Polášková made her debut as Carmen at the Moravian Theatre in Olomouc where she was engaged between 2010-2016 as a soloist in its opera and operetta companies. She has guest commitments at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, the Karlín Musical Theatre in Prague, the J.K. Tyl Theatre in Plzeň, the Silesian Theatre Opava, the North Czech Theatre Ústí nad Labem, the F.X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec, South Czech Theatre, and the Moravian Theatre Olomouc.

In November 2011, she made a concert appearance with Sondra Radvanovsky, soprano soloist of New York´s Metropolitan Opera. In the same year, she sang Carmen on the stage of the National Theatre in Prague, during the Opera 2011 Festival.

She works regularly with the Siempre Nuevo guitar duo (whose members are guitarists Matěj Freml and Patrick Vacík).

Since September 2015, she has been a solo voice teacher at the Teplice Conservatory.

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