Rui Baeta, born in Faro, studied music and singing at the Conservatório Regional do Algarve with Ana Esther, at the Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa with Filomena Amaro, at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa with Luis Madureira, at the Academie Francis Poulenc (France) with François LeRoux, at the Mozarteum Akademie (Austria) with Richard Miller and Chamber Music at the Fondation Hindemith (Switzerland).
At the age of 18 he started studying History of Arts at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and was admitted to the Gulbenkian Choir where, as a choir singer and soloist for about 10 years, he contacts with the best conductors and orchestras of our time, performing concerts in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Holland, Germany, England, United States, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, India, Macau and Japan.
In 1999 he won the 1st Prize of the RTP Young Musicians Contest in Chamber Music Category – Higher Education – with pianist Paul Pacheco, and was a finalist in the Festival and International Singing Contest Channel Mezzo (2008).
As a soloist singer, he performed several recitals and concerts in Portugal and abroad, with the pianists João Paulo Santos, Jeff Cohen, Paul Pacheco, João Vasco, José Manuel Brandão and Ruben Alves, performing classical songs (lieder and melodies) by composers Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Mahler, Fauré, Ravel, Duparc, Poulenc, Falla, Lorca, Tomás Borba, Ruy Coelho, Lopes-Graça, Pinho Vargas and Alexandre Delgado. By invitation of orchestras such as Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Nacional do Porto, Cascais e Oeiras, Orquestra Clássica do Sul, Orquestra das Beiras, Camerata de Lyon, Ensemble D’Arcos, Sinfónica Portuguesa and Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, he presents a vast and stylistically eclectic repertoire in opera and oratorio, among which stand out:
The Magic Flute, Papageno, W. A. Mozart;
La Bohéme, Marcelo, G. Puccini;
I Pagliacci, Silvio, Leoncavallo;
Madama Butterfly, Mr. Sharpless, G. Puccini;
Les Contes D’Hoffmann, Schlemil, J. Offenbach;
Salome, R. Strauss;
Hänsel und Gretel, Vater, Humperdinck;
Fille du Regiment, Hortensius, G. Donizetti;
A Floresta, Sábio Máximo, Eurico Carrapatoso;
El Retablo de Maese Pedro, Don Quixote, M. Falla;
Venus And Adonis, Adonis, J. Blow;
The Three Sisters That Are Not Sisters, Sylvestre, Ned Rorem;
Der Kaiser Von Atlantis, Der Kaiser, Viktor Ullman;
As Variedades de Proteu, Rei Ponto, António Teixeira (released on CD);
O Corvo, Luís Soldado (released on CD);
Cantata Mundi, Rodrigo Leão, Rui Baeta and Ana Margarida Encarnação;
Eines Fahrenden Gesellen, de G. Mahler;
La Risurrezione di Cristo, de L. Perosi;
Triumphs Lied, de Brahms;
Carmina Burana, de Karl Orff;
Reset, Vasco Mendonça;
Ein Deutsches Requiem, Brahms;
Petite Messe Solennelle, Rossini;
Johannes Passion e Weinachts Oratorium de J.S. Bach;
Missa Grande de Marcos de Portugal (released on CD).