Guest of the National Theatre Opera.
Adam Plachetka was educated at the conservatory in his native town of Prague. In addition to his many national competition victories, Adam won First Prize at the Antonín Dvořák`s International Vocal Competition. In 2005 he made his debut at the National Theatre in Prague, since when he has appeared in Prague as Don Giovanni, Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Nardo (La finta giardiniera), Argante (Rinaldo) and Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), among others. In september 2010 Adam became a member of the Ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper. After his debut as Schaunard (La bohéme), he moved on to roles such as Melisso (Alcina), Don Giovanni, Dulcamara (L'elisir d'amore), Figaro, Guglielmo, Publio (La clemenza di Tito), Mustafá (L`Italiana in Algeri) and Alidoro (La Cenerentola). Adam`s engagements include appearances at the Salzburger Festspiele, Seoul Arts Center, Opéra de Nice, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Pražské jaro, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Bruxelles, Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Musikverein in Vienna, Festpielhaus Baden-Baden, Opéra Comédie Montpellier, Glyndebourne Festival, Deutsche Oper and Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin and at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. He has taken part in recordings for Arte, Arthaus Musik, Česká televize, Český rozhlas, Deutsche Grammophon, Mezzo, Naxos, Orfeo, ORF and Supraphon. Adam performs under the baton of such conductors as Alain Altinoglu, Marco Armiliato, Bruno Campanella, John Fiore, Asher Fisch, Valery Gergiev, Friedrich Haider, Daniel Harding, Jakub Hrůša, Patrick Lange, Louis Langrée, Marc Minkowski, John Nelson, Tomáš Netopil, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Robin Ticciati or Franz Welser-Möst.
For more information, visit www.adamplachetka.com
Update: June 2013
Photo: Ilona Sochorová