Todd E. Ranney has performed over 100 operatic productions throughout the Midwest with the Michigan Opera Theater, Cleveland Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Iowa, Ohio Light Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, 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 and has sung with the Symphony Orchestras of Dayton, Akron, Lakeside, Wooster, and the Cleveland Pops.
Dr. Ranney is an Associate Professor of Voice and Opera at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania where last fall he directed and produced The Consul by Menotti. He completed his DMA at The Ohio State University in voice with an emphasis in choral conducting and vocal pedagogy. This summer he will appear as Herr Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss Jr. and stage director for the Pennsylvania Lyric Opera in Scranton PA.
Dr. Ranney performed 12 seasons with Cleveland Opera as an Associate Artist appearing in numerous productions. Dr. Ranney is the founding Artistic Director of Akron Lyric Opera Theatre where he has directed and sung the roles of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Marcello in La Boheme, and Escamillo in Carmen. His wife Catherine Robison – Ranney is the director of choruses at Berea Midpark High School. In addition to being music director and organist at Grace Presbyterian Church he accompanies the choirs at Berea Midpark and assists his wife in their musical productions which will feature West Side Story this coming April 2016.