Todd Boyce

baritone

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Biography

American baritone Todd Boyce graduated from Oberlin Conservatory. After several young artist programs in the USA, he was 2008-2010 a member of the opera studio at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. Among his first roles were Conte Almaviva/ Le Nozze di Figaro, Guglielmo/ Così fan tutte, Masetto/ Don Giovanni, Dandini/ La Cenerentola, Top/ The Tenderland and Vicar/ Albert Herring. In the 2010-2011 season, he performed Sid/ Albert Herring at Tiroler Landestheater.

In 2011, he joined the Luzerner Theater as a soloist, performing a versatile repertoire from baroque to contemporary in over 200 performances, including Marcello/ La Bohéme, Germont/ La Traviata, Enrico/ Lucia di Lammermoor, Malatesta/ Don Pasquale, Dandini/ La Cenerentola, Don Alvaro/ Il Viaggio a Reims, Harlekin/ Ariadne auf Naxos, Demetrius/ A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Fred/Petruchio/ Kiss Me, Kate, the title role of Sweeney Todd, and Victor in the world premiere of Die Antilope by J.M. Staud.

After five seasons in Luzern, Todd Boyce became an ensemble member at Konzert Theater Bern in 2016. He continued to perform a broad variety of roles, such as Don Giovanni, Conte Almaviva/ Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Alfonso/ Così fan tutte (which he also performed on short notice at Oper Zürich), Papageno/ Die Zauberflöte, Figaro/ Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Valentin/ Faust, Marcello/ La Bohème, Sharpless/ Madama Butterfly, Roland/ Fierabras, Clodomiro/ Lotario (with a guest performance at Händel-Festspiele Göttingen) and Robert Walser in a world premiere of Die Formel by T. Rasch. New roles this season are Dr. Falke/ Die Fledermaus and Tarquinius/ The Rape of Lucretia.

Todd Boyce was a finalist in international competitions including Houston Grand, Belvedere, IVC in The Netherlands, Montserrat Caballé Competition in Zaragoza, and the Ernst Haefliger Competition (3rd Prize). A passionate concert singer, his large concert repertoire includes Händel's Messiah, Israel in Egypt, Bach's Weihnachts-Oratorium, Haydn's Die Schöpfung, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Fauré's Requiem, Puccini's Messa di Gloria, Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, 5 Rückert Lieder, Kindertotenlieder, Poulenc's Chansons villageoises, Orff's Carmina Burana, Stravinsky's Requiem Canticles, Elegy for J.F.K., Finzi's In Terra Pax, Vaughan-Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem and Fantasia on Christmas Carols.


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