Todd Wilander – Tenor
Todd Wilander – Tenor

Praised by Opera News for his “clear and sweet lyrical tone” and “brave, vocally assured portrayals” (The New York Times), Todd Wilander is one of America’s most sought-after leading tenors. Since winning The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, he has appeared with the company as Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor (James Levine), Harry in La fanciulla del West, and Ensemble 15 The Nose (HD movie)   and covered many roles including Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Beppe in I Pagliacci, Der Nerr in Wozzeck, Congressman in Two Boys, Marcellus in Hamlet, Gambler 1 in Gambler,  Malcolm in Macbeth, and Young Prisoner in From the House of the Dead. 

Upcoming engagements include The Prince in Rusalka covering for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, a return to the Metropolitan Opera to cover Erik  in Der Fliegende Holländer, Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera and Faust in La Damnation de Faust (Berlioz) with Theater Erfurt (Germany).

Recent performances include Samson  in Samson  & Canio, in Pagliacci  covering for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Des Grieux  Manon Lescaut for the Dorest Opera Festival (UK), Pollione Norma and Leicester Maria  

Don José Carmen covering for Canadian Opera Company, Rodolfo La Bohème with Opera Tampa and for Opera Long Island, New York, Radamès Aida at Bohème Opera New Jersey, Riccardo Un Ballo in Maschera for Amore Opera in New York, Erik Der Fliegende Holländer for Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, China, Florestan Fidelio with Symphony of the Vines (California) and the title role of Hoffmann Les Contes D’Hoffmann  with Opera North (USA).

He appeared with New York City Opera as Charles Clayton in Stephen Schwartz’s Séance On A Wet Afternoon, Uberto in La donna del lago, and Harry in La fanciulla del West.  For New York Opera Society he sang Rodolfo in La bohème and Nemorino in L’Elisir D’Amore.

Elsewhere in the U.S., he has appeared with Portland Opera as Rodolpho in View From The Bridge, Captain Leadbetter in Princess Sofia for Orpheus Project Juneau Alaska,  Brooklyn Academy of Music as Molqi in Death of Klinghoffer, Pollione in Norma for Pacific Opera Northwest Washington, Don José in Carmen for Central Florida Lyric Opera, Calaf in Turandot at Mississippi Opera; Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, with Opera Memphis and Bohème Opera New Jersey, the title role of Tito for West Bay Opera, at the Center for Contemporary Opera as Andrew in A Death in the Family, and  later as Dimmesdale in Hester. Other companies with whom he has appeared include Madison Opera as Rodolfo in La bohème,  Santa Fe Opera as Young Servant in Elektra, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte for St. Petersburg Opera, Florida, at Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as Nanki-Poo in Mikado, and as Fairfax in Yeoman of The Guard, at Opera Saskatchewan (Canada) as Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola, Chautauqua Opera as Fenton in Falstaff, Grant Park Music Festival Chicago in the title role of Candide, Nevada Opera as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Opera Orchestra of New York as Wilhelm Meister in Mignon, Opera Delaware as Macduff in Macbeth and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicch, Opera in the Ozarks in the title-role of Albert Herring, Glimmerglass Opera as Eurimaco in Il ritorno d’Ulisse, the Coach in Bounce with Manhattan’s ADA Arts, and Camille in Merry Widow and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte for Opera Fairbanks, Alaska.

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