Vocalist - Bass-Baritone

Bass-baritone Eduardo Chama’s Don Pasquale has been acclaimed by critic of the Seattle Times: “Eduardo Chama was born to sing the title role. The Argentine bass-baritone … does heroic work on every level.” The Calgary Herald agrees, stating after performances of Le nozze di Figaro, “Argentine bass-baritone Eduardo Chama sang the title role of Figaro in an easy, stylish way, his voice strong and deep enough for the bass notes.”

Among Mr. Chama’s engagements in the 2018-19 season was a return to Portland Opera as Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia. In the summer of 2018, he sang as Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola with Portland Opera. Recent highlights include Sancho Panza in Massenet’s Don Quichotte with San Diego Opera, Teatro Real in Madrid, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Seattle Opera, and Tulsa Opera; Mustafà in L’italiana in Algeri and Méphistophélès in Faust with Calgary Opera; the title role of Falstaff with Portland Opera and Seattle Opera; Leporello in Don Giovanni with Atlanta Opera, Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, Seattle Opera, Florentine Opera, and Nashville Opera; Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Grand Théâtre de Genève; Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola with Washington Concert Opera, under the baton of Anthony Walker, and with Glimmerglass Opera; Méphistophélès in Faust with Calgary Opera; Mustafà with Palm Beach Opera; and the title role of Gianni Schicchi with New Israeli Opera.

Mr. Chama has performed the role of Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro with Calgary Opera, Orlando Opera, Kentucky Opera, Tulsa Opera, Cleveland Opera, Utah Opera, Opera Omaha, and Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf. He has performed Leporello with Cleveland Opera, Opera Colorado, Opera Omaha, Connecticut Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, New York City Opera, and the Kansas City Symphony. In the role of Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro, he made his debut with Teatro del Maggio Musicale, under the baton of Zubin Mehta. Other opera highlights include Amonasro in Aida with Ópera de Puerto Rico; the Four Villains in Les contes d'Hoffmann with Calgary Opera; Ormonte in Partenope with Glimmerglass Opera; Zuniga in Carmen with Florida Grand Opera; , the title role in Don Pasquale with Seattle Opera; and Antonio and the Prince du Maroc in the American premiere of Reynaldo Hahn's Le marchand de Venise with Portland Opera. Mr. Chama has performed with De Nederlandse Opera, De Vlaamse Opera, Opéra de Montréal, and Edmonton Opera.

In concert venues, Eduardo Chama has sung with Michael Tilson Thomas and Miami’s New World Symphony in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges. He was also heard in the world premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s Jubilee Games with the composer conducting the Israel Philharmonic, which was also recorded by Deutsche Grammophon. He made his debut with Houston Symphony Orchestra in Messiah with Harry Bicket conducting, and his New York Choral Society debut at Alice Tully Hall in Rossini's Petite messe solennelle. He has also performed with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta.

Mr. Chama received the Richard F. Gold Debut Artist Award at New York City Opera and is a Sullivan Grant winner. He began his musical studies in Argentina.


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