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Todd Wilander - Tenor

Todd Wilander  -  Tenor
Todd Wilander made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor under the baton of James Levine, and has returned for 9 seasons thus far. He is a former Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions winner. Recent engagements include performing at the Metropolitan Opera, singing Ensemble 15 in The Nose (HD Live Movie Theater Broadcast), covering the American Congressman in Two Boys, Fool in Wozzeck, Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, as Beppe in I Pagliacci and in La Fanciulla del West as Harry. At David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center, he was the tenor soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with New York Choral Society; Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Israel; Samson in Samson et Dalila and Ruggero in La Rondine with the Verdi Chorus; Pollione in Norma for Opera Northwest/Skagit Opera, Washington; Coach in the newly composed opera Bounce with ADA Arts in Manhattan; Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana with the Verdi Chorus; Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Boheme Opera New Jersey and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with Opera Fairbanks, Alaska.

Noted engagements include Charles Clayton in Stephen Schwartz’s Séance on a Wet Afternoon and Uberto in La donna del lago for New York City Opera; Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor and Duke in Rigoletto for Hong Kong Musica Viva; Tonio in La fille du régiment for Netherland’s Opera Zuid; Sam in Susannah at Opera Bilbao Spain; Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail for Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires and for Landestheater, Linz, Austria under Dennis Russell Davies; Leicester in Maria Stuarda for London’s Chelsea Opera Group and for Opera North UK; Nadir in Les pêcheurs de perles for Dublin’s Anna Livia Opera Festival; Sam in Susannah and Percy in Anna Bolena for English Touring Opera; Alfredo in La traviata for the Longborough Festival; Duke in Rigoletto for Kazan State Opera (Russia); Edoardo in Verdi’s Un giorno di regno for Opera Della Luna; and Metropolitan Opera performances in new productions of Hamlet, The Gambler, Macbeth, and House of the Dead.  

Other operatic highlights have been the Italian Singer in New Israeli Opera’s Der Rosenkavalier conducted by Asher Fisch; Nanki-Poo in The Mikado at Teatro La Fenice di Venezia; Molqi in Death of Klinghoffer for Brooklyn Academy of Music under John Adams; the title role of Roberto Devereux and Renaud in Gluck’s Armide for Buxton Opera Festival; Rodolpho in Portland Opera’s production of View from the Bridge; Edmondo in Manon Lescaut for London’s Opera Holland Park; and engagements with New Zealand Opera as Faust and as Ernesto in Don Pasquale.

At Deutsche Oper Berlin, his roles included Frère Massée in Saint François d’Assise, Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Knappe 4 in Parsifal, Junger Mann in Moses und Aron and First Armored Man in Die Zauberflöte. With San Francisco Opera he has been involved in a variety of roles including Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Frère Massée in Saint François d’Assise, Kudrjasch in Kát’a Kabanová, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, and Thaddeus Stevens in The Mother of Us All. Mr. Wilander made his professional debut singing Eurimaco in Il Ritorno d’Ulisse at Glimmerglass Opera.