Will Todd has worked on theatre projects throughout his career in the US and in the UK. His opera Alice’s Adventures of Wonderland has been a huge success since it was commissioned by Opera Holland Park in 2013, playing to sell out audiences of all ages. It was subsequently produced at The Wilderness Festival and Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House and recorded on the Signum label where it was was number one in the specialist classical charts on release.
The music theatre work The Screams of Kitty Genovese has had a profound impact on audiences in the US and the UK portraying the brutal story of the murder of Kitty Genovese in 1964.https://willtodd.co.uk/products-page/musical_theatre_sheet/the_screams_kitty/
Will Todd has also written Sweetness and Badness, an opera for Welsh National Opera Max which has received over 50 performances in the UK, as well as The Blackened Man which was produced at the Buxton Opera Festival and Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House and also Whirlwind which was directed by Keith Warner and performed at the Sage, Gateshead.
The opera Migrations commissioned by WNO and written by a team of librettists opens in the summer of 2022.
“Beg, borrow or steal a ticket!
Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, BBC Radio 3
"one of the most powerful operas of the last decade"
The Screams Of Kitty Genovese, New Republic
”beautifully judged writing for interesting forces"
The Blackened Man, Opera Now
"This is knock-out”
Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, The Independent
“The most charming, least condescending opera for children I have seen"
Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, The Daily Telegraph
"an intense and powerful experience"
The Screams Of Kitty Genovese, Curtain Up
"Todd’s own designer label of eclectic lyricism"
The Blackened Man, Muso
"There is an awe-struck quality about this music"
The Blackened Man, Music Web International
"hold the hand-wringing over the precipitous decline of the American musical theater"
The Screams of Kitty Genovese, New York Times
"exceptional in its evocation"
The Screams Of Kitty Genovese, Talk Entertainment