S ADAMEM PLACHETKOU II
N2 / ON BROADWAY WITH ADAM PLACHETKA II
Forum Karlín, 27 October 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Music Man / The Sound Of Music / Singing In the Rain / My Fair Lady / The King And I /
Grease / Les Misérables / Beauty and the Beast / Jesus Christ Superstar / Miss Saigon /
Tanz der Vampire / Jekyll And Hyde / Spamalot
Adam Plachetka – baritone
Robert Jindra – conductor
The first major encounter of the renowned opera singer Adam Plachetka with musicals in 2017 in “On Broadway with Adam Plachetka – The Impossible Dream” garnered resounding acclaim from the visitors to the concert and those who listened to the CD of the same name. The cautious connection of the worlds of opera and musicals is slowly but surely coming here, though with a bit of a delay, from the United States and Great Britain, as well as in neighbouring countries, Germany and Austria, where the leading international musicals have, over their existence, found their way to excellent opera singers and music groups long ago.
These days, concert performances of both entire musicals and selections of the individual melodies bring listeners an extraordinary musical experience. Many modern musical theatres here and abroad often have to put up with far more modest theatre orchestras. And being performed by bodies such as the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra provides the works of international giants an exceptional presentation. Composers such as Claude-Michel Schönberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Rodgers, Alain Menken, Frederick Loewe and Jim Steinman undoubtedly deserve it.
The resident soloist of the Vienna State Opera, Adam Plachetka, was always a fan of the world of musicals as a listener and spectator. Breaking the still-remaining barrier between both of the different worlds of musical dramatic theatre in 2017 still required a certain courage, which not only enriched Plachetka’s repertoire, however, but also undoubtedly expanded the number of his fans. Thus, the second series of Plachetka’s musical recordings with PRSO and the subsequent concerts are no longer a leap in the dark, but a continuation of the successful path of an important and internationally-renowned singer. Just like with the first joint musical project of Adam Plachetka and PRSO in 2017, this time all the melodies will be heard in their original language both on the CD recordings and on the concert stage.