Biraj Barkakaty

Biraj Barkakaty has enchanted opera audiences in both leading and supporting roles. Several of his standout roles include:

  • The Huntsman in John Blow’s Venus and Adonis with New Camerata Opera in NYC.

  • the title role in the world premiere of Cavalli’s Xerse with Ensemble OrQuesta in London.

  • the Alto Soloist in the World Premiere of ‘Veal’ by Harrison Atelier.

  • Pangar in the concert premiere of 3 Weeks by Yoav Gaal at LABA.

  • Oberon with the Aspen Music Festival and International vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv.

Highlights from Biraj’s experience performing sacred music for British royalty include the marriage of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles and the late Queen Elizabeth’s 80th birthday celebrations.

Biraj has also served as an Alto Lay Clerk with the professional choir of St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, performing on many royal occasions, tours, and recordings. He has also served at the Washington National Cathedral as a professional staff singer.

Biraj is a graduate of the University of Manchester, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, and the Manhattan School of Music in New York. His post-graduate work in Vocal Performance has also earned him an Advanced Diploma and Certificate, both with distinction, from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

'Superb Singer' Biraj Barkakaty 'duetted with spirited expressivity' displaying 'fine musicianship' and 'sparkling performances'

Jon Sobel, Blogcritics, for The Open Gates Project concert in NYC


Career Highlights:

With over 10 years of professional singing experience, Biraj’s engagements have included several notable performances:

  • Merlin in the staged world premiere of Paul Richard’s ‘The Loathly Lady’ at the Vienna Summer Music Festival in Florida

  • Tirsi in Marco de Gagliano’s ‘La Dafne’ with the European Opera Academy in Bauska,  Latvia

  • Creating the role of Kenny Fuller in the world premiere of Francis Trester’s ‘Keepers of the Light’ at the Nahant Music Festival

  • the title role of Hercules in Handel’s ‘The Choice of  Hercules’ with Collegium Musicum Riga in Latvia



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