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Faculty & Staff

Eduardo Chama
Professor, Head of Voice, Co-Head of Opera
Music
Degrees & Accomplishments
MM in Vocal Performance
BM in Conducting
2006 Grammy Awards Collaboration for Best Opera Recording
William M. Sullivan Foundation Grant winner
Richard F. Gold Best Debut Artist Award at New York City Opera

Singing is about not only producing a good sound, but mostly words and telling a story. We are like atmosphere filters between the composer, librettist/poet and the audience, convince them, be real and they would love you.

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, Opera de Montreal, Netherlands Opera, Vlaamse Opera in Belgium, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Opera de Puerto Rico, L'Opera Francais de New York, New York City Opera, Palermo Opera, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Geneva 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 by Mozart),  Leporello (Don Giovanni by Mozart), Mephistopheles (Faust by Gounod), Four Villains (The Tales of Hoffman by Offenbach), Amonasro (Aida by Verdi), Sancho (Don Quichotte by Massenet), and Falstaff (Falstaff by 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) and at the prestigious Castleton Festival in Virginia.

His students have been showcased in national and international opera houses, young artist programs as well as winners of several prestigious competitions.