Composer- Freedom Song
Charles Edward "Eddie" Charlton has performed regularly with the Nashville Opera Ensemble since 2012 and is active in Nashville's church/chamber music scenes, premiering the baritone solos in Charles Heimermann’s “A Symphony of Psalms” in 2016, and appearing as baritone soloist in Ted Hearne's Katrina Ballads with Chatterbird in April 2017. Eddie has also appeared as guest recitalist/lecturer at East Tennessee State University and Rocky Mount Museum (Spring 2018). His most recent operatic roles were Don Alfonso in Cosí for Opera Huntsville, Bugs/Mamie in Nashville Opera's production of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, and Balthasar in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors. Recent orchestral/chamber appearances were as Narrator for the Young People's Concerts with the Nashville Symphony and in excerpts from Nkeiru Okoye's new opera, Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed that Line to Freedom with Intersection Contemporary Music Ensemble in Nashville.