Krystian Lada is an opera dramaturge, librettist and curator based in Amsterdam and working internationally. After some years he spend working for the Polish television networks and media production houses as copywriter, creative director and director. Krystian studied dramaturgy and followed a research program in literary studies at the University of Amsterdam. He collaborates as a dramaturge with among others De Nederlandse Opera, De Munt in Brussels, Grand Theatre-National Opera in Warsaw, Nationale Reisopera, Kameroperahuis, Nederlands Theater Festival, International Choreographic Arts Centre in Amsterdam and the laboratory for the experimental opera Studio Minailo. His libretti were presented by the Opera Days in Rotterdam and Stadsfestival Zwolle. Krystian gained assistant director experience while working on opera productions by Pierre Audi and Richard Jones. He collaborates with contemporary opera composers Paul Oomen and Kasia Glowicka.

Krystian initiated and has been curating several periodic events in Amsterdam, such as the European Opera Days in the Netherlands, a creative activism and professional empowerment program Fringe Fuel for the Amsterdam Fringe Festival, and the United States of Opera - a research and expertise platform for opera professionals concerned with the form and function of the art form opera in the contemporary society. He coordinated international cultural projects for the Goethe-Institut and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Warsaw. Stimulating profound encounters between practitioners across various professional sectors, empowering and leading international teams of creative professionals, actively exploring new models for opera engagement with the the society,  bringing opera to the contemporary artistic and cultural context - this is what drives Krystian in his every day praxis in-between opera and creative activism.