Todd E. Ranney


Todd Ranney

DMA, The Ohio State University

MM in Voice and Piano, The Cleveland Institute

BM, Drake University

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Todd E. Ranney, Baritone, has performed over 100 productions throughout the Midwest with the Michigan Opera Theater, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Iowa, Ohio Light Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Cleveland Opera, and Dayton Opera. Some of his roles include Figaro, Don Giovanni, Guglielmo, Papageno, Marcello, and Sharpless. He has been a featured soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra at both the Blossom Music Center and Severance Hall and has sung with the Symphony Orchestras of Dayton, Akron, Lakeside, Wooster, and the Cleveland Pops. He performed 12 seasons with Cleveland Opera and was featured in numerous productions including Carmen, Die Meistersinger, Romeo and Juliet, and H.M.S. Pinafore. Dr. Ranney is the founding Artistic Director of Akron Lyric Opera Theatre where he has directed Madama Butterfly, Cosi fan Tutti and La Bohème among others. Dr. Ranney has additionally directed and produced operas for The Wooster Symphony in Wooster Ohio and The Summit Choral Society of Akron Ohio.