Bio: Todd is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and the Opera Studio of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Germany. He has held apprenticeships with Opera Theater of St. Louis, Music Academy of the West, and the prestigious Glimmerglass Festival Opera. Todd has also been a finalist at international competitions such as: Houston Grand, Belvedere, Zaragoza, IVC, and won 3rd prize at the Ernst Haefliger Competition.
In 2011, he became a member of the ensemble at Luzerner Theater, where he performed leading roles in world premieres as well as established repertoire pieces, such as: Marcello (La Bohème), Dandini (La Cenerentola), Germont (La Traviata), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Sweeney (Sweeney Todd), and Fred/Petrucchio (Kiss Me, Kate) among others.
In 2016, he joined the ensemble at Konzert Theater Bern, where he was cast as the anti-hero Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro), Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), and Papageno (Die Zauberflöte). He has also been seen in Bern as: Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus), Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Valentin (Faust), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Marcello (La Bohème), Roland (Fierabras), and Robert Walser in a world premiere production of Die Formel by Thorsten Rasch. Todd will return to Bern in 2022 as Pelléas in a new production by Elmar Goerden of Pelléas et Mélisande.
Engagements elsewhere include: Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) and Marcello (La Bohème) at Opernhaus Zürich, Mangus (The Knot Garden) at the Bayerische Staatsoper, although the latter production was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Clodomiro (Lotario) at the International Händel Festspiele Göttingen, and Sid (Albert Herring) in Brigitte Fassbaender's final production as Intendantin at Tiroler Landestheater.
An active concert and recital performer, he has appeared with orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra, Münchner Mottetenchor, Lucerne Festival Strings, Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, Residenz Festspiele Darmstadt, MusikWerk Luzern, Luzerner Sinfonieorchestra, and Berner Symphonieorchester, among others, and his repertoire includes favorites such as: Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio) by Bach, Händel's Messiah, Puccini's Messa di Gloria, and Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer), Kindertotenlieder, and Rückert Lieder, as well Carmina Burana and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, and much more.