About Adam Plachetka
The prominent Czech bass-baritone studied at Prague Conservatoire (under Luděk Löbl) and HAMU. After the debut at the Prague National Theatre in 2005, Adam Plachetka has returned there as Don Giovanni, Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Nardo (La finta giradiniera), Argante (Rinaldo) or Guglielmo (Così fan tutte). In September 2010, he became a member of the Ensemble at the Wiener Staatsoper and made his debut as Schaunard (La bohéme). Since then, he has performed many other roles including Melisso (Alcina), Don Giovanni, Dulcamara (L`elisir d`amore), Figaro, Guglielmo, Publio (La clemenza di Tito), Mustafà (L`Italiana in Algeri), Alidoro (La Cenerentola), Conte Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Dottor Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra) or Riccardo Forth (I Puritani). Adam Plachetka also regularly performs at Metropolitan Opera, New York and at the Salzburger Festspiele. His other engagements include appearances at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Royal Opera House, Festpielhaus Baden-Baden, Glyndebourne Festival, Carnegie Hall, Deutsche Oper, Deutsche Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala, Lyric Opera Chicago and Houston Grand Opera. He has given concert performances at places such as Musikverein in Vienna, Wigmore Hall in London, Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Herkulessaal in Munich, Konzerthaus in Vienna, in Stockholm, Graz, and Municipal House and Rudolfinum in Prague. He has collaborated with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, L`Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Wiener Symphoniker and with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also taken part in recordings for Arte, Arthaus Musik, Capriccio, Clasart Classics, Česká televize, Český rozhlas, Deutsche Grammophon, Mezzo, Naxos, Nibiru, Orfeo, ORF, Radioservis, Servus TV, Supraphon and Unitel Classica. During his career, the bass-baritone has performed under conductors as Marco Armiliato, Daniel Barenboim, Mariss Jansons, Fabio Luisi, Riccardo Muti, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Christian Thielemann and Franz Welser-Möst.