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The bass-baritone Carlos Chausson, who was born in Zaragoza, Spain, studied at the Escuela Superior de Canto in Madrid and at the University of Michigan. Following his stage debut in 1976 as Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Opera of Las Palmas, he was engaged by such leading international theaters as the Vienna, Munich, and Berlin Staatsoper companies; La Scala in Milan; Zurich Opera; San Francisco Opera; and the Metropolitan Opera. His signature roles include such buffo parts by Rossini as Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Don Magnifico (La cenerentola), and Taddeo (L’italiana in Algeri), as well as by Donizetti (Don Pasquale and Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore) and Mozart (Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte). Chausson has worked with Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, with whom he performed Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Così fan tutte in Zurich, as well as Offenbach’s La belle Hélène.