David Todd is Repetiteur and Assistant Chorus Master at the Staatstheater Darmstadt, Germany, a role he began in August 2018. He was trained at Oxford University, the Royal Academy of Music, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he was Repetiteur at the Alexander Gibson Opera School. He recently made his debut with Opera Holland Park (Chorus Master, Isabeau), and was repetiteur for a special revival of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Greek with Grimeborn Opera at the Arcola Theatre.
David holds the post of Guest Conductor of the choir of Turku Cathedral, Finland, has worked for the Swiss-Italian Conservatoire in Switzerland, and as Associate Repetiteur for the Lyric Opera Studio in Weimar, Germany. While in London, he worked on and developed mixed arts events with venues such as the Southbank Centre, Courtauld Gallery and Morley College in London, and conducted the innovative chamber choir Myriad.
Other highlights have included working as Chorus Master for the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, performing alongside concert pianist Murray Perahia, participating in workshops with artists such as Malcolm Martineau and Simon Keenleyside, and conducting the Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra. David also participated in the prestigious 2016 Solti Accademia based in Venice.
David is active as a recitalist and accompanist on the organ and piano. Performances include Handel’s Organ Concerto in G Minor with the Kings Chamber Orchestra alongside concert organist Jennifer Bate in Muswell Hill, and recitals of Messiaen’s complete organ suite La Nativité du Seigneur.