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Michelle Todd

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"Sondheim's Follies"

"….Michelle Todd, excellent."

- Opera (UK)

"Purcell Room recital"

"Todd…had shown us not one artist but two; a light yet
vibrant and ecstatic singer of art songs….and one who
without any force or vulgarity can capture the many of
Eisler's love songs and still keep their fresh beauty"
- The Times London

"Cosi fan tutte"

"Michelle Todd stood out for her lively stage presence,
highly expressive face and delightful singing"
- The Times London

"Shaw Festival Canada"

"…the real find is Michelle Todd…a sweet and true voice
and pleasant stage personality"
- The Toronto Star

"New Works Calgary"

"To Todd go the honours for a brilliant characterization
of the vocal part. Todd's extraordinary clean pitch and
diction and the sheer beauty of her voice…"
- Calgary Herald

"Terence McNally's Play Master Class"

"Todd demonstrates a full operatic voice and an easy
comic manner.."
- Edmonton Sun


"Her pure tone quality and exact intonation were ideal"

"She showed remarkable flair for the cabaret style…"
- Daily Telegraph London


"her voice sometimes forte and dramatic, at other times as soft as a snowflake falling on a winter's night"
- Prince Rupert Times


"A standing ovation seemed the only proper response for the angelic voice of Michelle Todd - The Daily Courier


"Her voice was as clean and clear as water falling from a crystal mountain"

"She has a soaring voice with beautiful pitch and perfect diction"
- The Daily News Canada




AMATA BY REQUEST CD & Cassette Lyra Records



A CHILD IS BORN (opera) CD BPI Records


CD & Cassette
Aria awards nominee 1995

Album & Cassette First Night Records

Album & Cassette CBS Records




Award winning soprano and actress Michelle Todd was born in England. Her early performing years were as a member of the multi award winning ensemble Cantamus with whom she sang in Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Hungary and Bulgaria. She continued her voice studies at Sheffield University, where she completed a B.Mus. (Hons) degee. and continued with a two year postgraduate course of voice and opera studies at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. She made her London recital debut in the Purcell Room as a winner in the Park Lane Group series of recitals. This was followed by performances in The Queen Elizabeth Hall, twice as guest soprano with "The Hans Eisler Ensemble " and on two British Arts Council Tours. She performed Faure's Melodies de Venise with the "New London Ballet", in Oxford and York and sang Shoenberg's 2nd String Quartet for the "London Contemporary Dance Theatre" on tour. Other appearances included soprano with "Threeway" Music Theatre in Bristiol, London,and Wales, also Judyth Knight's song cycle based on Jean Rhy's novel "Quartet" with "Songscape". She sang excerpts from Mozarts La Finta Semplice for the popular Royal National Theatre Foyer Concerts, and twice was guest "star singer" for BBC's "Friday Night is Music Night." She has been soloist in the major sacred works of Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart, Faure and Resphigi.

Her roles in London Theatres, include "H.M.S. Pinafore", (Old Vic Theatre London, and Manchester and Belfast Opera Houses), Stephen Sondheim’s" Follies", (with Dame Diana Rigg, and Julia Mackenzie, Shaftesbury Theatre,), "Little Me" (with Russ Abott, Prince of Wales Theatre), "The Sound of Music" (with Petula Clark, Apollo Victoria Theatre), also"Little Shop of Horrors", and "Pravda" (Leeds Playhouse) and "Bless the Bride," and "Twelfth Night" (Exeter Playhouse).

A residency at the Banff Centre, Canada included performing the role of Daisy in the Western Canadian premiere of the opera "Shivaree" and the musical "Sasha"( directed by Colin Graham) She has starred at The Shaw Festival ("Good News","Nymph Errant" and Ionesco's "Bald Primadonna ") The Citadel Theatre Edmonton (Terence McNally's "Master Class", "Hello Dolly") performed across Canada in recital with the voice/harp duo Amata and was profiled for Bravo! Television. Favourite roles in North American theatres include "My Fair Lady" (Eliza) "Oklahoma" (Laurey) "Cinderella" (Queen) "Masterclass" (Sharon) "Side by Side by Sondheim" and "Move Over Mrs. Markham" (Mrs. Markham) also nine leading roles in productions for Stage West including "Moon over Buffalo"(with Cindy Williams), "Don't Dress for Dinner" and "Cash on Delivery" (with "AlloAllo's" Guy Siner) and "It Runs in the Family" (with M*A*S*H's William Christopher)

Renowned for her interpretation and interest in contemporary works, she has presented more than forty world premieres including soloist in music composed by or directed by John Beckwith, Allan Gordon Bell, Michael Boudreau, Gavin Bryars, John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, George Crumb, Quenten Doolittle, David Eagle, Judyth Knight, Brent Lee, Hope Lee, Elizabeth Maconchy, Kelly Marie Murphy Marc Patch, William Pura, Laurie Radford, Robert Rosen, Roberta Stephen, Ray Twomey, Owen Underhill, Judith Weir,

Her appearances in oratorio and chamber music include guest soloist with many Calgary ensembles including Mount Royal Woodwind Quintet (Murray Schaeffer, Minnelieder) Beau Quartet, Kensington Sinfonia, (Vivaldi and Bach arias), Calgary Festival Chorus, (Bach St John Passion, Resphigi's Laud to the Nativity) Lands End Chamber Ensemble (Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire) Aubade Chamber Ensemble (Schubert chamber arias) also The Parry Sound Festival and the Newfoundland Sound Festival, (Robert Rosen Canyon Shadows) Okanagan Symphony (Christmas Favourites) and in concert with Canadian guitarist Rachel Gauk. As soloist with the Calgary chamber group Ensemble Resonance, Michelle represented Canada twice at the Cantai Festival in Taiwan as performer, adjudicator and masterclass voice teacher.

In 2001 she moved to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Whilst there she performed the recently discovered "Gloria" by Handel , "Messiah" , Susanna in "Marriage of Figaro " (Abu Dhabi Chamber Choir at Abu Dhabi National Theatre ) sang recitals at the American University of Sharjah and at the worlds only 7 star hotel Burj Al Arab. Film goers may recognise her singing voice from various commercial sound tracks. A special firework display was choreographed to her singing live for the opening ceremony of the Ibn Battuta Mall.

Her performances have included many private corporate events for clients as diverse as the Norwegian Formula One Boat Racing Team, Christies of London, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Scintilla Monaco, Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and Chateau Lake Louise.

In 2004 she presented recitals in Kerala, India and in 2005 conducted choral performances at Cshey Music Sch