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Adam PLACHETKA

(*4.5.1985, Prague)

Czech opera singer - bass-baritone

Biography: Workplace - Wiener Staatsoper. Guest performances – National Theatre Prague, Seoul Arts Center, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie Brussels, Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, Opéra de Nice, Opéra Comédie Montpellier, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Teatro alla Scala Milano, Metropolian Opera New York.
Cooperation - Wiener Philharmoniker, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chambre Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Czech Philharmonic, PKF – Prague Philharmonia, State Philharmonic Brno, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra Zlín, Collegium Marianum, Ensemble Baroque, Children’s Opera Prague.

Studies: Prague Conservatory (Luděk Lȍbl); Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (Martin Bárta).

Repertoire (selection): W. A. Mozart, G. Donizetti, G. Rossini, A. Dvořák, B. Smetana, G. Verdi, G. F. Händel, G. Puccini, R. Strauss, J. S. Bach, J. Brahms, J. J. Ryba.

Competitions: Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary (2004, 1st prize Junior), Eiditio Bärenreiter Award, Vilém Zítek Award.

Festivals: Music Festival Znojmo (2005, 2006, 2012), Salzburger Festspiele (2007—2011), Prague Spring (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014), Festpielhaus Baden Baden (2012), Glyndebourne Festival (2013), Dvořák Prague (2013).

Recordings: H. Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (Naxos, 2009); A. Dvořák: Rusalka (Orfeo, 2011); G. F. Händel: Alcina (Arthaus Musik, 2011); Händel Oratorio Arias (Supraphon, 2012); W. A. Mozart: Così fan tutte (Deutsche Grammophon 2013); Adam Plachetka Live (Radioservis, 2014); Adam Plachetka Songs (Radioservis, 2014).

YouTube: W. A. Mozart- Arie des Grafen / Hochzeit des Figaro, 2013; Adam Plachetka recital - Music Festival Znojmo, 2012.

Reviews, articles: "The biggest cheers were saved for Adam Plachetka and Michele Pertusi who were magnificent in their respective roles... Plachetka's Guglielmo possessed a burnished voice which was balanced from top to bottom. Also impressive was the baritone's recitative, which displayed emotive intensity through razor-sharp Italian." (Bachtrack, 23 June 2014).
"Adam Plachetka and Laura Tatulescu are excellently matched as Figaro and Susannah, technically assured and confidently acted – and with such consistent performances across the cast, Mozart’s glorious ensemble arias are a real highlight of the evening." (Financial Times, 10 June 2013).
"The original Don Giovanni, Bo Skovhus, has had to withdraw, but at the Vienna State Opera they have the very young Adam Plachetka in the ensemble, who was able to take over. Adam’s house debut was last season as Masetto, and now he is making his successful and promising role debut in a title role. He convinced with his well-run, dark bass-baritone timbre which will only get more sparkling over time, the champagne aria and his squeaky clean yet mastered serenade also enchanted. Visually and dramatically, he is certainly now an ideal Giovanni." (Die Presse, September 2011).

Links:
www.adamplachetka.com; www.camerata.cz; www.askonasholt.co.uk

Agency: Agentura Camerata, for the Czech Republic and Slovakia;
Askonas Holt Ltd, the world except for the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Contact: 
e-mail: adam@adamplachetka.com