Barbora Polášková - mezzo-soprano
The mezzo-soprano Barbora Polášková is one of the most conspicuous talents of the newly emerging generation of singers. She studied at the Conservatoires in Prague and Pilsen under guidance of Jaroslava Niederlová, and at a number of master courses at home and abroad. In addition to her musical education she has made a successful study of languages at the Charles University in Prague. She possesses an entirely natural voice which, with her excellent technical command, has astounded audiences by its original timbre and great range. Thanks to her extraordinary musicality and expressive flexibility she is able to perform an unusually broad repertoire, ranging from the High Renaissance to contemporary music. She stands out with her renderings of emotionally intense operatic arias, but is also capable of a very convincing handling of intimate Lieder cycles. Apart from her regular appearances at home she has given concerts in Brasil, Japan, Israel, Wien, Brusseles, and has been appearing with leading world and Czech orchestras (Sao Paulo Symphony 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).
In 2009, she released two compact discs. In May 2011, the most recent CD with Alma Mahler´s Songs came out, performed uniquely by conductor Zdeněk Mácal and Prague Symphony Orchestra.
Barbora Polášková has made her successful debut as Carmen at Moravian Theatre Olomouc, in June 2010.
Currently she performs as a soloist of the opera at Moravian Theatre Olomouc and appears as a guest at the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen.