Polish tenor Krystian Adam made his Royal Opera debut in 2014 as High Priest (Idomeneo) and has since returned to sing Don Basilio (Le nozze di Figaro) and Abbé de Chazeuil (Adriana Lecouvreur).
Adam studied in his home town of Wrocław and at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan. He has won acclaim for his performances of 17th- and 18th-century repertory and works regularly with such conductors and music directors as Rinaldo Alessandrini, Giovanni Antonini, Paolo Arrivabeni, Fabio Biondi, Fabio Bonizzoni, Teodor Currentzis, Werner Ehrhard, John Eliot Gardiner, Václav Luks, Stefano Montanari, Andreas Spering and Jean-Christophe Spinosi. Engagements with Gardiner include Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and Vespers on tour in the USA, at the BBC Proms and in Versailles, and Monteverdi’s Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda at the Wigmore Hall and in Versailles.
Adam’s other engagements include High Priest for La Fenice, Venice, Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor in Toulouse and Bordeaux, Haydn’s La canterina with Spering and Capella Augustina at the Brühler Schlosskonzerte, Gluck’s Le cinesi with Ehrhard in Bad Lauchstädt and the Messiah at the Handel Halle Festival.