Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro.
About the Artist:
Prague native Adam Plachetka is making his HGO debut. A first-place winner of the Antonín Dvořák International Vocal Competition, Plachetka made his debut at the National Theatre in Prague in 2005. Since then, he has appeared in Prague and elsewhere as the title role in Don Giovanni, Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro, Nardo in La finta giardiniera, Argante in Rinaldo, and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte. He has appeared as Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville and Papageno in The Magic Flute at the Prague State Opera, and he is a regular guest artist of the Salzburg Festival (Benvenuto Cellini, Rusalka, The Marriage of Figaro, and Don Giovanni). Other engagements include Ping in Turandot and Argante for the Seoul Arts Center, the Gamekeeper in Rusalka for Opéra de Nice, Sylvano in La Calisto at the Bavarian State Opera, Nardo for the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Guglielmo in Baden-Baden, and Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro for Opéra Comédie Montpellier. In September 2010, Plachetka joined the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera, singing Schaunard in La bohème, Don Basilio, Melisso in Alcina, Masetto and the title role in Don Giovanni, Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love, Figaro, Guglielmo, and Publio in La clemenza di Tito. Engagements for this season and beyond include Figaro for his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut and at the Vienna State Opera and the Salzburg Festival, Belcore in The Elixir of Love at the Metropolitan Opera and further appearances at the Met, in Vienna, and at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.