Meet The Performers

Visiting Artist

Adam Plachetka

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 Antonín Dvorák`s International Vocal Competition.

In 2005 Adam made his debut at the National Theatre in Prague. Since then he has appeared in Prague and elsewhere as Don Giovanni, Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Nardo (La finta giardiniera), Argante (Rinaldo) and Guglielmo (Cosí fan tutte). Adam has also appeared as Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) at the Prague State Opera.

Adam is a regular guest artist of the Salzburger Festspiele (Benvenuto Cellini, Rusalka, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni). Other engagements include Ping (Turandot) and Argante for the Seoul Arts Center, Hajný (Rusalka) for Opéra de Nice, Sylvano (La Calisto) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Nardo for the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Bruxelles, Masetto (Don Giovanni) at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Guglielmo at the Festpielhaus Baden-Baden and Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) for Opéra Comédie Montpellier.

In september 2010 Adam Plachetka became a member of the Ensemble of the Wiener Staatsoper. After his debut as Schaunard (La bohéme), he moved on to roles such as Don Basilio, Melisso (Alcina), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Don Giovanni, Dulcamara (L'elisir d'amore), Figaro, Guglielmo and Publio (La clemenza di Tito).

Adam has worked with conductors including Alain Altinoglu, Marco Armiliato, Bruno Campanella, Alessandro De Marchi, John Fiore, Asher Fisch, Valery Gergiev, Friedrich Haider, Daniel Harding, Jakub Hruša, Patrick Lange, Louis Langrée, Marc Minkowski, John Nelson, Tomáš Netopil, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Robin Ticciati or Franz Welser-Möst.

Adam was awarded the prestigious title of ‘Artist of the Month’ for Feb. 09 by

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