Carlos Chausson

Spanish bass-baritone Carlos Chausson makes his San Francisco Opera debut in 2014. He has a long history with the Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu with over 21 roles there, beginning with his professional debut as Masetto in Don Giovanni in 1977. Recent notable engagements include Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro at Madrid's Teatro Real and Deutsche Oper Berlin, Pistola in Falstaff with Zurich Opera and Barcelona's Gran Teatre de Liceu, Le Gouverneur in Le Comte Ory and Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola at Zurich Opera, and Taddeo in L’Italiana in Algeri at Las Palmas Opera. Other notable performances include Bartolo at the Metropolitan Opera, as well as in Bologna, Vienna and Paris; the title role of Don Pasquale in Turin; Don Geronimo in II Turco in ltalia at Munich’s Bavarian State Opera; Fra Melitone in La Forza del Destino in Madrid; Leporello in Don Giovanni in La Coruna and in Vienna; Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte at Deutsche Staatsoper and Gran Teatre del Liceu; and Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’Amore in Toulouse. He has enjoyed a long association with Zurich Opera, where his roles included Bartolo, Don Alfonso, Taddeo, the title role of Le Nozze di Figaro and Paolo in Simon Boccanegra.