Baritone Todd Boyce, was born in 1983 in Wisconsin and studied voice at Oberlin Conservatory with Marlene Rosen. During his studies, he appeared onstage as Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro), Vicar (Albert Herring), Masetto (Don Giovanni), and as Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte), as well as in numerous concerts with The Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst and James Gaffigan.
After his schooling, he participated in various young artist programs such as Oberlin in Italy, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Music Academy of the West, and finally, Glimmerglass Opera, which led to an engagement in Munich, Germany as a member of the Opera Studio Program at the Bayerische Staatsoper. He performed regularly at the National Theater, Prinzregenten Theater, and Cuvilliés Theater with such conductors as Bertrand de Billy, Asher Fisch, Fabio Luisi, Kent Nagano, Kirill Petrenko, and Simone Young. He also benefited greatly from intensive acting and language training, as well as vocal instruction from Margreet Honig, John Norris, Rudolf Piernay and coaching with Tobias Truniger and Richard Trimborn.
As a current member of the ensemble of the Luzerner Theater in Lucerne, Switzerland, he has continued collecting repertoire in the kavalier- and lyric-bariton fachs performing roles such as: Marcello (La Boheme), Germont (La Traviata), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Dandini (La Cenerentola), Harlekin (Ariadne auf Naxos), Sid (Albert Herring), Demetrius (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Sweeney (Sweeney Todd), and Fred/Petruchio (Kiss Me, Kate). In addition, he has performed leading roles in contemporary operas by Johannes Maria Stoud (Die Antilope) and Simon Wills (The Stolen Smells). An active and passionate concert performer, his repertoire spans from Bach's Christmas Oratorio and Händel's Messiah, through Puccini's Messa di Gloria and Mahler's Songs of a Wayfarer, to Carl Orff's Carmina Burana and Stravinsky's Requiem Canticles. In concert, he has appeared with orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra, the Lucerne Festival Strings, Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, Residenz Festspiele Darmstadt, MusikWerk Luzern, and the Luzerner Sinfonieorchestra, among others.
In the 2015/16 season, Todd Boyce will appear in such roles as Sid (Albert Herring), Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd), Claudio (Beatrice et Benedict), and Don Alvaro (Il Viaggio a Reims), in addition to concerts of Tippett's A Child of Our Time and Saint-Saens' Oratorio de Noel, in his capacity as ensemble baritone with the Luzerner Theater in Switzerland. In August 2016, he will join the ensemble of the Konzert Theater Bern.