Todd William Donovan


"Todd Donovan brought resonant warmth to the music teacher Basilio."
— St. Petersburg Times

"Todd William Donovan revealed a fine, fresh baritone and used the French language to mold long, shapely musical lines." — Opera News Online

"Todd W. Donovan, suitably buffoonish as Desiree's "tin soldier'' lover, Carl-Magnus, brought down the house with In Praise of Women." — St. Petersburg Times


American Bass-Baritone, Todd William Donovan, has been described by critics as a singer full of confidence, dominating the stage. He is known for his powerful and resonant voice and expressive acting. Mr. Donovan is comfortable both on the Opera and Musical Theater stage where he has performed throughout the United States.

Opera News Online described Mr. Donovan's performance of Lt. Gunter in Anton Coppola's world premiere of La coupe et les levres: Mr Donovan revealed a fine, fresh baritone and used the French language to mold long, shapely musical lines. St. Petersburg Times Critic, John Fleming has described Mr. Donovan's performances as rich, passionate and powerful; A solid performer with splendid acting throughout, bringing down the house.

Mr. Donovan's most recent operatic roles include: Olin Blitch in Floyd's Susannah, 2014, where he was described as "a swaggering rooster," and "Blitch could be a cardboard villain but Donovan's performance makes him something more, giving fuller dimension to the character…" Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca in 2013, "giving a deliciously evil interpretation," Mefistofele in Boito's Mefistofele, Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus; Colline in La Boheme; Leporello in Don Giovanni; Baron Zeta in The Merry Widow; and Marchese D'Obigny in La Traviata. Todd has also appeared as Wotan with New Century Opera's Ring Cycle in Wagner's Das Rheingold, Die Walkure and Siegfried. In the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, he has sung the roles of The Modern Major General in The Pirates of Penzance, Captain Corcoran in H.M.S. Pinafore, and the Mikado in The Mikado.

Mr. Donovan's most recent musical theater was in the roles of Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady, the Baker in Sondheim's Into the Woods, and Count Carl Magnus in, A Little Night Music. He also covered the role of Sweeney Todd in Sondheim's Sweeney Todd in 2013.

Mr. Donovan has won numerous competitions including 1st place Oxnard $12,000 Gold Medal Award and the Johnny Mercer Award in the American Traditions Competition at the 2009 Savannah Music Festival, singing in multiple music genres including songs from the American Songbook, jazz, musical theater, pop and opera.

Mr. Donovan's Oratorio and concert repertoire include, Handel's Messiah, the Mozart Requiem, Fauré Requiem, Haydn's Theresiennemesse, Paukenmesse, Harmoniemesse, Nicolaimesse, Die Schöpfung, and Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze, Bloch's Avodath Hakodesh: Sacred Service, Schubert's Mass No. 2 in G, Beethoven's Christ on the Mount of Olives, 9th Symphony and Mass in C, Orff's Carmina Burana, , and Mendelssohn's Elijah.

Mr. Donovan has sung at the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria for the past six seasons and returns in 2014 to sing Beethoven's Missa Solemnis and Haydn's Schöpfungmesse.

Handel— Alexander’s Feast
Key Chorale
Bass Soloist
Saturday, October 29th, 2016 — 4:00pm
First United Methodist Church
104 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
Time: 4:00 PM

Bach Magnificat & Schubert Mass in G
Tampa Oratorio Singers
Bass Soloist
Sunday, October 30th, 2016 — 4:00pm
Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church
3501 W San Jose St, Tampa, FL 33629—Free Will Offering

Handel’s Messiah
Tampa Oratorio Singers
Bass Soloist
Sunday, December 18th, 2016 — 7:00pm
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016—7:00pm
Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church
3501 W San Jose St, Tampa, FL 33629

Romeo and Juliet - Gounod (Opera Tampa)
Role: Gregorio
January 20th, 2017 - 8:00pm– Opera Tampa
January 22nd, 2017 - 2:00pm– Opera Tampa
1010 N. Macinnes Pl, Tampa, Fl. 33602

La Cenerentola - Rossini (Opera Tampa)
Role: Alidoro
February 10th, 2017 - 8:00pm– Opera Tampa
February 12th, 2:00pm– Opera Tampa
1010 N. Macinnes Pl, Tampa, Fl. 33602
Tickets: $49.50-$99.50 Strazcenter.org

Don Giovanni - Mozart (Opera Orlando)
Role: Leporello
March 24th, 2017 - 7:30pm– Opera Orlando
March 25th, 7:30pm– Opera Orlando
March 26th, 2:00pm–Opera Orlando
PUGH THEATER at the Dr. Phillip’s Center for the Performing Arts
445 S. Magnolia Ave. Orlando, Fl. 32801

Mozart Requiem
Tampa Oratorio Singers)
Bass Soloist
Saturday, April 8th, 2017— 4:00pm
Sunday, April 9th—7:00pm
Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church
3501 W San Jose St, Tampa, FL 33629

Les Contes d’Hoffmann – Offenbach (St. Pete Opera)
Role: Four Villains
Friday, June 2nd, 2017— 7:30pm –St. Pete Opera
Sunday, June 4th—2:00pm – St. Pete Opera
Tuesday, June 6th— 7:30pm –St. Pete Opera
The Palladium Theater – HOUGH HALL

Beethoven's Choral Fantasy
Haydn's Heligmesse
(Classical Music Festival, Austria)
Bass Soloist
August 10, 2017— Haydn Concert Hall, Esterhasy Palace, Eisenstadt, Austria
Saturday, August 12th— Mattersburg, Austria
Sunday, August 13th— St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, Austria
Tuesday, August 15th-- Bergkirche, Eisenstadt, Austria


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