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Album-Release:
2022

HRA-Release:
27.10.2022

Label: PentaTone

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

Artist: Adam Plachetka, Czech Ensemble Baroque & Roman Valek

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791), Antonio Salieri (1750-1825)

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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 (Excerpts):
  • 1Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 (Excerpts): Non più andrai03:48
  • Antonio Salieri (1750 - 1825): Falstaff:
  • 2Salieri: Falstaff: Nell'impero di Cupido03:26
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527 (Excerpts):
  • 3Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527 (Excerpts): Madamina, il catalogo è questo05:21
  • Antonio Salieri: La scuola de' gelosi (Excerpts):
  • 4Salieri: La scuola de' gelosi (Excerpts): Mi dica il mio signore04:05
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 (Excerpts):
  • 5Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 (Excerpts): Sinfonia04:24
  • Antonio Salieri: Axur, re d'Ormus (Excerpts):
  • 6Salieri: Axur, re d'Ormus (Excerpts): Misero abietto negro02:07
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 (Excerpts):
  • 7Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 (Excerpts): Hai già vinta la causa... Vedrò, mentr'io sospiro04:35
  • Antonio Salieri: La grotta di Trofonio (Excerpts):
  • 8Salieri: La grotta di Trofonio (Excerpts): Se il tuo sposo05:00
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La finta giardiniera, K. 196:
  • 9Mozart: La finta giardiniera, K. 196: A forza di martelli03:44
  • Antonio Salieri: La grotta di Trofonio (Excerpts):
  • 10Salieri: La grotta di Trofonio (Excerpts): Sinfonia04:51
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 (Excerpts):
  • 11Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 (Excerpts): Tutto è disposto... Aprite un po' quegli occhi04:23
  • Antonio Salieri: Axur, re d'Ormus (Excerpts):
  • 12Salieri: Axur, re d'Ormus (Excerpts): Idol vano d'un popol codardo01:55
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527 (Excerpts):
  • 13Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527 (Excerpts): Finch'han dal vino01:23
  • Antonio Salieri: La scuola de' gelosi (Excerpts):
  • 14Salieri: La scuola de' gelosi (Excerpts): Fate buona compagnia03:20
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte, K. 588:
  • 15Mozart: Così fan tutte, K. 588: Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo05:35
  • Total Runtime57:57

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Bass-baritone Adam Plachetka presents Molieri, a programme of opera arias by Mozart and Salieri, together with the Czech Ensemble Baroque under the baton of Roman Válek. Thanks to fictional works such as the film Amadeus, Antonio Salieri is often scapegoated as the man who allegedly caused Mozart’s untimely death out of professional envy. Despite the fact that this is obviously not true, Salieri’s popularity has suffered from this popular myth-making, and most of his operas have sunk into oblivion. Molieri brings the two composers together, focusing on bass- baritone arias from their opera buffas. Famous arias from Mozart’s Da Ponte operas are heard in a completely different light when paired to excerpts from Salieri’s Falstaff, Axur, La grotto di Trofonio and La scuola de’ gelosi. It also makes clear why Salieri enjoyed such success, as well as why great composers such as Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt all wanted to study with him. Given the importance of Prague for Mozart’s operatic successes, the music fits the players of Czech Ensemble Baroque like a glove, and Plachetka possesses the optimal combination of vocal authority and agility to sing these buffo roles.

Bass-baritone Adam Plachetka frequents the world’s most prestigious opera houses, and is a MET regular, equally at home in dramatic and comic repertoire. The Czech Ensemble Baroque is one of the most important period instrument ensembles of the Czech Republic, and was founded by Roman Válek in 1998. Plachetka, Válek and the ensemble all make their Pentatone debut.

Adam Plachetka, bass-baritone
Czech Ensemble Baroque
Roman Valek, direction



Adam Plachetka
was educated at the conservatoire in his home town of Prague.

Following his debut at the Prague National Theatre in 2005, Adam has since returned as Don Giovanni, Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Nardo (La finta giradiniera), Argante (Rinaldo), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and many more.

In September 2010 Adam became a member of the Ensemble at the Wiener Staatsoper and made his debut as Schaunard (La bohéme). Since then, he has performed many other roles including Melisso (Alcina), Don Giovanni, Dulcamara (L`elisir d`amore), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro, Il barbiere di Siviglia), Guglielmo, Publio (La clemenza di Tito), Mustafà (L`Italiana in Algeri), Alidoro (La Cenerentola), Conte Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Dottor Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra) and Riccardo Forth (I Puritani).

Adam appears regularly at the Meropolitan Opera, New York (Don Giovanni, L’elisir d’amore, Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte) and at the Salzburger Festspiele (Benvenuto Cellini, Rusalka, Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte).

Adam`s other engagements include appearances at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich (La Calisto), Royal Opera House, London (Don Giovanni, L’elisir d’amore), Festpielhaus Baden-Baden (Così fan tutte, La clemenza di Tito), Glyndebourne Festival (Le nozze di Figaro), Carnegie Hall, New York (Salome), Deutsche Oper and Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin (Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro), Teatro alla Scala Milan (Così fan tutte), Lyric Opera Chicago (Le nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte), Houston Grand Opera (Le nozze di Figaro) and at Opéra national de Paris (La Cenerentola).

In concert he has appeared at the Musikverein in Vienna, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, in Stockholm and Graz, and at the Municipal House and Rudolfinum in Prague. He has collaborated with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, L`Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Symphony Orchestra of the Czech Radio, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Wiener Symphoniker and with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

He has taken part in recordings for Arte, Arthaus Musik, Capriccio, Clasart Classics, Czech TV, Czech Radio, Deutsche Grammophon, Mezzo, Naxos, Nibiru, Orfeo, ORF, Radioservis, Servus TV, Supraphon and Unitel Classica.

Adam has performed under the baton of such conductors as Marco Armiliato, Daniel Barenboim, Mariss Jansons, Fabio Luisi, Riccardo Muti, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Christian Thielemann and Franz Welser-Möst.

Booklet for Molieri

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