Adam Plachetka was born in Prague and won first prize at the International Antonín Dvořák Singing Competition. He made his debut in 2005 at the National Theatre in Prague and has performed there regularly since then (the title role of Don Giovanni, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Nardo in La Finta Giardiniera, Argante in Rinaldo, and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte). He has also made several guest appearances at the Prague State Opera (Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte). Since 2010, he has been a member of the Vienna Staatsoper troupe. His roles there include Schaunard (La Bohème), Don Basilio and Melisso (Alcina), Masetto and the title role in Don Giovanni, Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), Figaro and the Count (Le Nozze di Figaro), Guglielmo, and Publio (La Clemenza di Tito), Riccardo (I Puritani), Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Mustafa (L’Italiana in Algeri), and Chorèbe (Les Troyens).
He has sung Figaro in Chicago and Houston, Belcore (L’elisir d’amore) at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, and London’s Royal Opera House, Figaro and Papageno at the Salzburg Festival, Dvořák’s The Spectre’s Bride at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Leporello, Guglielmo and Masetto at the Metropolitan Opera, and Papageno in Chicago. Adam Plachetka also performs in concert (Mozart’s Requiem with the Bayerische Rundfunk Orchester conducted by Mariss Jansons, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Michael Tilson Thomas, and Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti). He also gives recitals of Lieder. His discography includes several albums as a soloist(Handel, Dvořák, Smetana) together with La Clemenza di Tito and Le Nozze di Figaro conducted by Yannick Nézet‑Seguin at the Baden‑Baden Festival (Deutsche Grammophon).
Leporello at the Metropolitan Opera, Don Giovanni, Figaro and Dulcamara at the Vienna Staatsoper, Mozart’s Requiem and Bruckner’s Te Deum at the Salzburg Festival.
Adam Plachetka is making his Paris Opera debut.