Eric Loftin, baritone, made his Opera Carolina debut last season as Paris in Roméo et Juliette, and this is his fourth season with the Opera Carolina Chorus. He received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from East Carolina University, where he studied with mezzo-soprano Sharon Munden, and participated in master classes with George Shirley, Daniel Washington, Drew Minter, and John Wustman. He appeared in eight ECU Opera Theatre productions, including Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (as Bartolo) and Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda (as Cecil). Eric has been a featured soloist with the ECU Chamber Singers in Bach’s Magnificat, the Greenville (NC) Choral Society in Faure’s Requiem, and at Chowan University in Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem. He is a regular performer with Mosaic Arts, where he has appeared as Valentin in Gounod’s Faust,Melchior in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Antonio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, and most recently as Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni.