Adam Palka Bass

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Born in Poland, Adam Palka studied at the Gdansk Academy of Music and the Zurich Opera Studio. In 2005 he joined the Baltic Opera’s company where he sung roles such as Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Colline (La Bohème), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia), Don Basilio (The Barber of Seville), Banco (Macbeth), or Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro).
In 2008, he made his opera debuts at the Polish National Opera Warsaw as Sparafucile. From 2010 to 2013, he was a member of the Deutsche Oper Company in Berlin. His performance of Leporello in Düsseldorf in 2012 gained him international fame. He was invited afterwards at the Zurich Opera House (Leporello), at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow and the Cologne Opera (Figaro), at the Lille Opera (Basilio), the Théâtre du Châtelet (Caronte, Orlando Paladino), at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and the Teatro Real de Madrid (Mephistopheles, Faust), at the Warsaw Grand Theatre (Walter Furst, William Tell; Publio, La Clemenza di Tito). Since the 2013/14 Season, he is a member of the Stuttgart Staatsoper, where he performed Sir Giorgio (I puritan), Leporello, Mephistopheles, Alidoro (La Cenerentola), and the four villains in The Tales of Hoffmann.

Upcoming engagements: title roles in Boris Godunov and Mefistofele, Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Philippe II (Don Carlo), Count Rodolfo (La Sonnambula), Prince Gremin (Eugene Onegin), Escamillo (Carmen) at the Stuttgart Staatsoper, debuts at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona as Oroe (Semiramide). 

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