26 year old Adam Plachetka triumphs in his role debut as Don Giovanni at the Vienna State Opera



Many congratulations to Adam Plachetka who, at only 26 years old, has made  his name as the infamous Don. 

Adam joined the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera in September 2010 and made his house debut as Schaunard in La Boheme the same month. Since arriving in Vienna Adam’s talent has been nurtured and encouraged and his position in the house has steadily increased. When Bo Skovhus had to withdraw at the last minute, Adam was invited to perform the title role in the Vienna State Opera’s production of Don Giovanni at the start of the 11-12 season. Critics have unanimously hailed his performance:

“Auch wenn der ursprünglich in der Titelrolle angesetzte Bo Skovhus absagen musste, hat man an der Staatsoper den blutjungen Adam Plachetka im Ensemble, der übernehmen kann. Zur Premiere noch der Masetto, gab er nun also sein Debüt als Titelheld, und es fiel gelungen und vielversprechend aus. Er überzeugt mit seinem gut geführten, dunkel timbrierten Bassbariton, wird mit der Zeit auch die vertrackte Champagnerarie perlender in die Kehle bekommen und seinem blitzsauber gemeisterten Ständchen noch ein paar Nuancen abgewinnen können. Optisch und darstellerisch ist er jedenfalls jetzt schon ein Ideal-Giovanni.”

“The original Don Giovanni, Bo Skovhus, has had to withdraw, but at the Vienna State Opera they have the very young Adam Plachetka in the ensemble, who was able to take over. Adam’s house debut was last season as Masetto, and now he is making his successful and promising role debut in a title role. He convinced with his well-run, dark bass-baritone timbre which will only get more sparkling over time, the champagne aria and his squeaky clean yet mastered serenade also enchanted. Visually and dramatically, he is certainly now an ideal Giovanni.”

            Die Presse, September 2011

 

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