Reaching The Top – or the life of an opera virtuoso who is applauded the world over

Adam Plachetka Adam Plachetka Authored by: Andrea Filičková

The portrait of an opera artist whose talent went beyond the borders of the Czech Republic long ago – this is the première experience that the Golden Prague International Television Festival has prepared for its visitors. Adam Plachetka, an international opera superstar, lays bare his private life while at the same time taking viewers along his path to global success in this unique document directed by Martin Kubala.

Martin Kubala made the documentary Adam Plachetka, Reaching The Top, from 2015 through 2018. During that time he and the opera singer managed to visit a number of the world's most prestigious concert halls – they filmed the premises of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, the Salzburg Festival and the Vienna State Opera, where the singer has a permanent contract. In addition, therefore, the film gives us an idea of the frequent travel, moving from continent to continent and from stage to stage that is typical for this artist. The depiction of his personal life in a setting heretofore unknown to viewers – as a caring father and husband – is instrumental in providing a detailed portrait of Adam Plachetka.

The première of the documentary Adam Plachetka, Reaching The Top will take place in the Great Hall of the National Theatre's New Stage on Friday, 27 September at 20:00. At that time Adam Plachetka will be preparing for his opera première in Chicago, but will nonetheless greet the viewers via videoconference.

Free entry, ticket reservation here.