Clarry Bartha made her debut at the court of the Drottningholm Palace Theatre in Stockholm in the role of Donna Anna, then played numerous other Mozart persona such as the Countess, Fiordiligi, Arminda and the First Lady all over Europe. From 1987 to 1994, she was a regular member of the Frankfurt Opera ensemble, singing a variety of roles including Marschallin, Rusalka, Desdemona, Tatiana, Fiordiligi, Antonia and Elsa.
She has been invited to give performances at the world’s leading opera houses like the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Palais Garnier and the Opera Bastille in Paris, the Teatro dell Ópera in Rome, Covent Garden in London, the Welsh National Opera in Cardiff as well as in Marseille, Montpellier, Nancy, Catania, Stockholm, Bologna, Genoa, La Scala di Milano, Linz, Innsbruck, Berlin, Leipzig, Nuremberg and Dusseldorf.
She has made recordings and films in cooperation with all the most important European orchestras, for example Les Danaides, Guenter von Schwarzburg (Holzbauer, Naxos), Tchaikovsky’s Women (film: C. Nupen, conducted by Ashkenazy), RAI Italiana, BBC, Radio France, Sveriges Radio, HR, Bayrischer Rundfunk, NDR and WDR.
Ms. Bartha has additionally sung a variety of roles including Jenufa (the stepdaughter of the churchwarden’s widow), Katja Kabanowa by L. Janacek, Salomé, The Woman Without a Shadow (the dyer’s wife) by R. Strauss, Tristan and Isolde by R. Wagner and Tosca by G. Puccini as well as Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by D. Shostakovich.
“Brünnhilde’s Final Aria” from Wagner’s “Götterdämmerung” was another milestone in 2013 in Christchurch (New Zealand). She subsequently conducted masterclasses in Australia, New Zealand and Germany. In the same year she made her debut performance as Kabanicha in L. Janacek’s opera Katja Kabanova at the Regensburg State Theatre under the direction of Brigitte Fassbaender. In 2014, she presented an evening of chansons entitled “What was, what is and what remains” as a collaborative project with seven other musicians.
In 2002, Ms. Bartha founded the Bronnbach Monastery Friends of Classical Music together with her late husband, Professor Reiner Schmidt. She became President and Artistic Director following his death in 2011 and only stepped down from these positions in 2016. She has organized the annual concert series known as the “Sunset Concerts” in Boxberg since 1998.