Bass-baritone Adam Plachetka was born in Prague, Czech Republic in May 1985 and graduated from the Prague Conservatory in 2006. In addition to his many national competition victories, Adam won First Prize at Antonín Dvořák’s International Vocal Competition.
In 2005 Adam made his debut at the National Theatre in Prague and has since returned 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, where he has performed in Benvenuto Cellini, Rusalka, Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni.
In September 2010, Adam became a member of the ensemble at the Wiener Staatsoper. After making his debut as Schaunard La bohéme, he moved on to such roles as Don Basilio, Melisso Alcina, Masetto, the title role Don Giovanni, Dulcamara L’elisir d’amore, Figaro, the Count, Guglielmo and Publio La clemenza di Tito. Other recent engagements also include title role Le nozze di Figaro for his debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and for Houston Grand Opera, Belcore L’elisir d’amore at The Metropolitan Opera and Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and Spectre’s Bride at the Wiener Konzerthaus.
Engagements in the 2019/20 season include Figaro Il barbiere at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Count Le nozze di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera and numerous roles including Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte and Alidoro La Cenerentola at the Wiener Staatsoper.