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Bass

Adam Palka

"...it is simply a permanent joy to listen to him on stage, or on record. Endowed with almost colossal, telluric vocal means" - Olyrix, José Pons

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Biography Highlights

Current Season

Debuts at Opéra de Paris Bastille as Skula Prince Igor and at the Teatro Liceu Barcelona as Oroe Semiramide, appearances as Boris Boris Godunov, titile character in Boito’s Mephistopheles and Gounod’s Faust, Sparafucile Rigoletto, and Four Villains Les contes d’Hoffmann at the Staatsoper Stuttgart. 

Future Engagements

Debuts as the ROH Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper, Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, return to Teatro Liceu Barcelona  along with his regular appearances at the Staatsoper Stuttgart. Future roles include Mephistopheles Faust, Filippo II  Don Carlo, Count Rodolfo La Sonnambula, Gremin Eugene Onegin, Escamillo Carmen.

Past Engagements

Debuts at Teatro Real Madrid as Méphistophélès Faust and at the Glyndebourne festival as Don Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia,  return to the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf and Staatsoper Stuttgart as Alidoro La Cenerentola and Leporello Don Giovanni Colline La bohème; also at the Staatsoper Stuttgart: Sparafucile Rigoletto, Four Villains The Tales of Hoffmann, Sir Giorgio Valton I puritani, Don Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia. Méphistophélès Faust at Grand Théâtre de Genève; Don Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Opéra de Lille,  Figaro Le Nozze di Figaro at Oper Köln and at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow; Publio La Clemenza di Tito at the Polish National Opera Warsaw; Caronte Orlando paladino at Théâtre du Châtelet Paris.

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I Puritani

Staatsoper Stuttgart - Sir Giorgio

I Puritani

Staatsoper Stuttgart - Sir Giorgio

Discography

Publications
Adam in Bellini: I Puritani

Bellini: I Puritani

Bellini: I Puritani

Reviews & Press

Paris National Opera - Borodin - Prince Igor -Skoula

magnifique Adam Palka en Skoula.

- Jacqueline Thuilleux , Concert Classic

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La basse Adam Palka propose une voix large au phrasé percutant tandis 

- Damien Dutilleul , Olyrix

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mais les deux soudards d'Adam Palka et Andrei Popov sont parfaitement appariés, apportant à l'épopée sa touche bouffonne.

- Emmanuel Dupuy , Diapason

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Rossini - Barbiere di Siviglia - Don Basilio

Adam Palka bellows formidably as Don Basilio

Financial Times

Visual surprises abounded, including smoke billowing from the cassock of Basilio during his Calumny aria – a louche, funny delivery from promising young bass Adam Palka.

- Amanda Holloway , Thestage.com

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The sonorous tones of Adam Palka as a very youthful and rather Mephistophelean Don Basilio are striking and he relishes all the dynamic and orchestra-mimicking opportunities of ‘La calumnia’.

- Alexander Campbell , Classical Source

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Grand Théâtre de Genève - Faust - Méphistophélès, February 2018

It is simply a permanent joy to listen to him on stage or on record. Endowed with almost colossal, telluric vocal means, the Polish bass Adam Palka makes light work of the role of Mephistopheles in both its evil and almost comical aspects. In fact, he's going too far in several occasions and mishandles the phrasing too often unnecessarily accentuating the vocal or musical intention. His French is not yet too idiomatic, but the artist has vast resources that once channeled a bit, should allow him to count among the main basses of our time.

- José Pons , Olyrix

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Stuttgart Opera - Les contes d'Hoffmann - Lindorf / Coppélius / Dapertutto / Miracle

Adam Palka, der mit wunderbar sonorem, trefflich sitzendem und ausdrucksstarkem Bass die vier Gegenspieler Hoffmanns Lindorf, Coppélius, Dr. Mirakel und Dapertutto sang, die er auch ansprechend spielte. 

- Ludwig Steinbach , Der Opernfreund

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Grand Théâtre de Genève - Faust - Méphistophélès, February 2018

In Faust, the devil always gets the best tunes; in this production, he also got the best voice: as he was for Oper Stuttgart last season, Adam Palka was sensational. Unusually for a bass, his voice is youthful and virile whilst also having immense reserves of power. He could make Méphistophélès impossibly suave and attractive or turn him, in an instant, into a terrifying authoritarian. One normally associates the deep notes of a bass with gravel or velvet: with Palka, they were cold steel.

- David Karlin , Bachtrack

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