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  • Concert Other Stages

    Faszination Wagner

    Star tenor Andreas Schager and violinist Lidia Baich at the Forum Karlín

    25 & 26 October
  • Opera The National Theatre

    Janáček: Jenůfa

    10 October & 1 November

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  • State Opera

    Performances of the State Opera at the Karlín Music Theatre

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Štefan Kocán

The internationally acclaimed Slovak bass Štefan Kocán studied voice at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and subsequently at the Vienna Conservatory, under the supervision of Yevgeny Nesterenko. From 2002 to 2006, he was a member of the Landestheater in Linz, where he sang the roles of Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Filippo in Don Carlo, Banco in Macbeth, Osmin in Die Entführung as dem Serail and Kecal in The Bartered Bride. From 2006 to 2008, he worked at the Theater Basel, where he portrayed Mephisto, Filippo, Osmin and the King of Clubs in The Love of Three Oranges. Engagements elsewhere later brought him to the Metropolitan Opera in New York, where he made his debut as Il Re in Aida, since which time he has been a regular guest (Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Ferrando in Il Trovatore, the Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Ramfis in Aida and the Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlo).
He has also regularly returned to the National Theatre in Prague, where he has performed as the Water Sprite in Rusalka and appeared in the title role of Boito’s Mefistofele.

 

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Adam Plachetka

Born in Prague, Adam Plachetka studied at the Prague Conservatory (with Luděk Lobl) and at the Academy of Performing Arts. He has garnered numerous accolades, including first prize at the Antonín Dvořák International Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary. In 2005, he made his debut at the National Theatre in Prague as the Baritone in Tom Johnson’s The Four-Note Opera. Afterwards, he portrayed in Prague the roles of Don Giovanni, Figaro, Nardo (La finta giardiniera), Argante (Rinaldo), Guglielmo (Così fan futte), etc. Since September 2010, Adam has been engaged with the Wiener Staatsoper, where he has performed as Schaunard (La bohéme), Melisso (Alcina), Don Giovanni, Dulcamara (L'elisir d'amore), Figaro and Alidoro (La Cenerentola). Furthermore, he has appeared at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the Deutsche Oper and Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Houston Grand Opera, the Lyric Opera Chicago and the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

In the upcoming season, the Prague audience will have the opportunity to see him in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro as the Count.