Cast Bio – Todd Wilander, Tamino

California native, tenor Todd Wilander, has sung over 70 opera roles thoughout the USA and in 15 countries. Since winning The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, he has appeared with the company as Arturo LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (James Levine), Almaviva IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Beppe I PAGLIACCI and Harry LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST, plus roles in WOZZECK, TWO BOYS, THE NOSE (HD Movie), HAMLET, GAMBLER, MACBETH and FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD. He also appeared with New York City Opera as Harry LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST, Charles Clayton in Stephen Schwartz’s SÉANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON and Uberto LA DONNA DEL LAGO. For New York Opera Society he sang Rodolfo LA BOHÈME and Nemorino L’ELISIR D’AMORE.

Other memorable opportunities include Pollione NORMA with Pacific Opera Northwest; Rodolpho in Portland Opera’s VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE; Duke RIGOLETTO and Edgardo LUCIA in Opera Hong Kong; Brooklyn Academy of Music as Molqi DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER; Leicester MARIA STUARDA for Opera North (UK); Sam SUSANNAH for Opera Bilbao, Spain; Tonio LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT for Opera Zuid, Netherlands; Nadir LES PÊCHEURS D’PERLES at Dublin Opera Festival; Duke RIGOLETTO in Kazan, Russia; Italian Singer DER ROSENKAVALIER for Landestheater Linz, Austria and New Israeli Opera; Nanki-Poo MIKADO at Teatro La Fenice di Venezia; Percy ANNA BOLENA for English Touring Opera (UK); Alfredo LA TRAVIATA for Longborough Festival (UK), the title-role ROBERTO DEVEREUX and Renaud in Gluck’s ARMIDE for Buxton Opera Festival (UK); Belmonte DIE ENTFÜHRUNG for Teatro Colon, Argentina; FAUST and Ernesto DON PASQUALE with New Zealand Opera.

As a member of the ensemble at Deutsche Oper Berlin, he performed Frère Massée SAINT FRANÇOIS D’ASSISE, Arturo LUCIA, Vierte Knappe PARSIFAL, Junger Mann MOSES UND ARON and First Armored Man DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE. At San Francisco Opera, Mr. Wilander has appeared as Belmonte DIE ENTFÜHRUNG, Frère Massée SAINT FRANÇOIS D’ASSISE, Kudrjasch KÁT’A KABANOVÁ, Tamino DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, and Thaddeus Stevens THE MOTHER OF US ALL.

Upcoming engagements include for Calaf TURANDOT at Mississippi Opera and Calaf AIDA for Opera Fairbanks.

He received a Master of Music in opera performance and literature from Northwestern University and an Artist Diploma from the University of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory.