Krystian Adam graduated with honors in Voice and Music Education in Wroclaw, his hometown in Poland. He then continued his studies at the G. Verdi Music Conservatory in Milan. He made his debut as Conte d’Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, followed by La Clemenza di Tito (title role) and Il Matrimonio Segreto (Paolino).
He regularly collaborates with prestigious conductors and ensembles, including: Ian Adamus/Capella Cracoviensis; Giovanni Antonini/Il Giardino Armonico; Fabio Bonizzoni/La Risonanza; Ottavio Dantone/Accademia Bizantina; L’arte del mondo/Werner Ehrhardt; Diego Fasolis/I Barocchisti; Federico Guglielmo/L’Arte dell’Arco; Federico Maria Sardelli/Modo Antiquo.
Highlights of his successful career are: Handel’s Rodelinda (Grimoaldo) with Ian Adamus/Capella Cracoviensis; the world première of Fabio Vacchi’s Teneke for his stage debut in 2007 at the Teatro alla Scala, conducted by Roberto Abbado; Handel’s Israel in Egypt with Diego Fasolis; Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (Tempo) with Fabio Bonizzoni; the modern première of Piccinni’s Il Finto Turco with Federico Guglielmo; Ariodante (Lurcanio) in Beaune and in Santiago de Compostela with Federico Maria Sardelli; the modern première of Salieri’s Il Mondo alla Rovescia at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona; Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, conducted by Attilio Cremonesi; Pergolesi’s Dixit Dominus under Claudio Abbado with Orchestra Mozart (recorded for Deutsche Grammophon); Gluck’s Le Cinesi at the Musikfestspiele in Potsdam and at the Winterthur Theatre with Werner Erhardt and L’Arte del Mondo; Ottone in Villa at the Innsbruck Festival with Giovanni Antonini; M. Haydn’s Requiem MH559 in Leverkusen; Alessandro Scarlatti’s La Giuditta in Rotterdam and Il Novello Giasone by Cavalli/Stradella at the Festival della Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca.
He recently performed: L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Arnalta) at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with Alan Curtis; Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria at the Teatro alla Scala under Rinaldo Alessandrini, Robert Wilson directing; Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Pedrillo) at the Opera Company in Philadelphia under Corrado Rovaris; Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra under Manfred Honeck; Anfossi’s La Finta Giardiniera (concert and recording for Sony) and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Leverkusen with L’arte del mondo; Handel’s Solomon in Krakow with Ian Adamus; Handel’s Rinaldo (Goffredo) with Ottavio Dantone in Ravenna, Reggio Emilia and Ferrara; Le Nozze di Figaro in Cagliari and Perm (followed by a new studio recording for Sony); a revival of Gluck’s Le Cinesi in Leverkusen and on tour in China; Scarlatti’s Cain, ovvero il primo omicidio in Herne with Bonizzoni.
His future plans include: Myslivecek’s L’Olimpiade at the National Theatre in Prague with Vaclav Luks and Collegium 1704 and then on tour in Dijon and Luxembourg; Cantatas by Bach in Wroclaw (Wratislavia Cantans) under Giovanni Antonini and in Austria with Manfred Huss; Kraus’ Funeral Cantata and Schubert’s Mass in A-flat in Leverkusen and at the Berliner Philarmonie (recorded for Sony), as well as Mozart’s Requiem in Altenberg and Dortmund, all of them with L’Arte del Mondo and Werner Ehrhardt; Haydn’s La Vera Costanza with Andreas Spering at the Haydn Festival Augustusburg (recorded by WDR); Gluck’s Demofoonte (title role) at the Theater an der Wien with Complesso Barocco and Alan Curtis; Die Zauberflöte at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège; Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas) in Regensburg with La Risonanza and Bonizzoni; Haydn’s Philemon und Baucis in Montecarlo with Europa Galante and Fabio Biondi.
Krystian’s official website: www.krystianadam.com