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Eduardo Chama

Co-Head of the Opera Program

Bass-baritone Eduardo Chama has received recognition for his work on both the operatic and concert stages around the world. He has worked in opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, New Israeli Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opéra de Montréal, Netherlands Opera, Vlaamse Opera in Belgium, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Opera de Puerto Rico, L’Opéra Français de New York, New York City Opera, Palermo Opera, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Genève Opera and Teatro Real, Madrid, Glimmerglass Opera, and Calgary Opera to name a few. Recognized for his vocal technique and presence; his signature roles include Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) Leporello, (Don Giovanni) Mozart, Mephistopheles (Faust) Gounod, Four Villains (Tales of Hoffman) Offenbach, Amonasro (Aida) Verdi, Sancho (Don Quichotte) Massenet, and Fastaff (Falstaff) Verdi.

Winner of multiple competitions, in 2006 he was awarded a Grammy® for his collaboration as a soloist in the recording of the opera Ainadamar by Osvaldo Golijov. Other significant recordings include Jubilee Games, composed and conducted by Leonard Bernstein, and Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Zubin Mehta.

He has given master classes at Seattle Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Calgary Opera, Colorado Opera, Instituto Superior del Teatro Colon, Classical Singer Expo, and educational institutions like the Holy Cross College, MA; Lincoln State University, NE; and Millersville University, PA. He was on the voice faculty for the International Vocal Arts Institute (Israel, Montreal and Puerto Rico), Sociedad Internacional de Valores de Arte Mexicano, (SIVAM). Currently he is on the voice faculty at the prestigious Castleton Festival in Virginia.

At Mason Gross School of the Arts, he serves as co-head of the Opera Institute and on voice faculty.