Michael Todd Simpson
This season, baritone Michael Todd Simpson returns to the Pittsburgh Opera for the title role in Don Giovanni and to the Seattle Opera as Marcello in La Bohéme. He also appears in performances of Carmina Burana and in special Christmas concerts with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He recently made his debut at the Barbican in London in performances of Carousel with Opera North, and made his role debut as Lescaut at the Metropolitan Opera in the new production of Manon.
His many roles include the title role in Eugene Onegin, Count in Le nozze di Figaro, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Silvio in Pagliacci, Escamillo in both Carmen and Le Tragedie de Carmen, Zurga in The Pearl Fishers, Hermann and Schlemil in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance. He also sang the role of Tooley in the American premiere of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett’s The Mines of Sulphur at the Glimmerglass Opera, which was recorded and released by Chandos Records in 2005.