Will Todd joins Opera Europa for #WorldOperaDay

Will Todd joins Opera Europa for #WorldOperaDay

In early 2020, Opera North joined forces with Northern Heartlands to create ‘Song of our Heartland’, with Will Todd and librettist Emma Jenkins in collaboration with the people of County Durham. On Friday (as part of Opera Europa’s #WorldOperaDay...
LIKE A RAINBOW SHINING new free song for choirs

LIKE A RAINBOW SHINING new free song for choirs

A friend of mine asked recently if I could write a ‘song of hope’. It’s definitely challenging right now in the middle of 2020 not to feel disconnected, anxious and concerned about the future. Taking inspiration from the trend of painting rainbows and putting them in...
Will Todd joins Opera Europa for #WorldOperaDay

SONG OF OUR HEARTLAND (extract) by Will Todd with Switch ON Live

Switch ON Live: A Celebratory Season Preview from Opera North Music by Will Todd Produced by Opera North in partnership with Northern Heartlands Opera North celebrates a return to live performance in a special concert streamed live from Leeds Town Hall. Hosted by BBC...
New release LIGHTS, STORIES, NOISE, DREAMS, LOVE AND NOODLES

New release LIGHTS, STORIES, NOISE, DREAMS, LOVE AND NOODLES

“…echoes, memories, pictures and sounds of a city: and the words and music that spring from it all.” Michael Rosen “…infectious music-making of the highest order. In short, this CD is a lot of fun.” Choir and Organ, Philip Reed Read full review...
How do you write a new opera?

How do you write a new opera?

Will Todd talks to opera journalist Gareth Jones for WNO’s series of podcasts ‘The O Word’ which explores the world of opera both on stage and off.  As opera is a medium known for reviving and reinventing established works, what are the essential...
“Never take yourself too seriously”

“Never take yourself too seriously”

Will Todd talks to Karolina Silkina from the International Choral Bulletin “How did you start to create music?” “Which composers inspire you?” “What is your composition technique?” Just some of the questions answered in this article...
#ShareTheLove What does love sound like?

#ShareTheLove What does love sound like?

On Mother’s Day 2019 some of the country’s greatest composers and musicians, including Dame Evelyn Glennie, John Rutter, Will Todd and Debbie Wiseman OBE launched #ShareTheLove – a new campaign by national charity Soundabout to raise awareness of the vital role...