Acclaimed as having a “robust” and “resonant” voice of “ample quality and quantity,” bass, James Eder, has performed in a variety of concerts and roles across the operatic repertoire. His dramatic interpretations have been hailed as “inspired,” “laugh-out-loud funny,” “a comic delight” and “marvelously sinister and threatening.” James has worked with companies including Sarasota Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Opera Columbus, Knoxville Opera, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Cleveland Opera Theater, Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, and Opera Theater of Pittsburgh. Earlier in 2019, James performed as the High Priest of Baal in Nabucco and the 2nd Armored Guard in Die Zauberflöte with Sarasota Opera and returned to Cincinnati as Truffaldino in Ariadne auf Naxos. A native of Cleveland, James received his M.M. in Vocal Performance at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and his B.M. in Vocal Performance from The Ohio State University.