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DANIEL LICHTI BASS-BARITONE

Daniel Lichti’s extreme straightforwardness as a singer should in no way be seen as a shortcoming. His warm, smoothly produced and sympathetic baritone is an attractive natural instrument, and one which the artist puts intelligently at the service of the music he sings.

Urjo Kareda – Classical Music Magazine

Since his operatic debut at the 1974 Stratford Festival, Daniel Lichti has established himself as one of Canada’s finest bass-baritones, performing with many of North America’s finest Orchestras (both modern and baroque) and with most of its Choral organizations. He has achieved renown at major Bach and summer Festivals, performed Oratorio and Opera internationally, gained acclaim as a recitalist and recording artist, and taken the stage with many of Canada’s leading opera companies. In 2014-15, he celebrated 40 years of singing for audiences around the world, and ongoing critical commentary indicates that his artistry continues to inspire admiration for the beauty, warmth and richness of his voice, and respect for the dignity and sincerity of his interpretations.

Mr. Lichti, Associate Professor of Voice for the Faculty of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University since 1998, is frequently invited to teach and conduct Master Classes internationally. Recently he gave masterclasses at Baldwin- Wallace University Conservatory in Berea, Ohio, at Tapei’s University for the Arts, and for the Music Department at Tunghai University in Taiwan. This summer he returned to teach and perform at the 2016 Académie de Fourvière in Lyon, France, where he has been a guest artist/teacher for the past three years.

Performance highlights of this concert season include the title role in Elijah with the Grand Philharmonic Choir and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, performances of Schubert’s epic Winterreise in Hagen, Germany with pianist Roland Pröll, in Winnipeg, Victoria, Abottsford, Langley and Edmonton with pianist Sandra Mogensen, in Lyon, France with pianist Laetitia Bougnol, and in Quebec City with Leslie De’Ath, his partner on the Analekta release of this cycle. He also returned to sing at the 109th annual Bach Festival in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and was invited to perform Verdi’s Requiem at Maison Symphonique in Montreal under Louis Lavigueur. Very recently, he stepped in at the 11 th hour to perform Elijah for conductor Noel Edison’s 20 th anniversary with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir at Koerner Hall.

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Acclaimed as one of Canada’s finest concert and oratorio singers, Daniel Lichti continues to build on his successes with major symphonic, choral and concert organizations worldwide. Since beginning his career at the 1974 Stratford Festival, he has bowed with the Canadian Opera Company, at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, L’Opéra de Montréal, Opéra de Québec, Opera Atelier, Edmonton Opera and Opera Hamilton. Mr. Lichti has been a frequent performer with Toronto’s Opera in Concert, sings regularly at several North American Choral Festivals, and his concerts have been heard on the CBC, BBC, and NPR networks. Since 1998 he has been Associate Professor and Coordinator of Voice for the Faculty of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

A popular recitalist and acclaimed Lieder singer, Lichti has sung Schubert’s Winterreise at Washington’s National Gallery, for Festival Canada and for the International Chamber Music Festival in Ottawa, for national broadcast on the CBC, at the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival in Virginia, for Temple Square Concerts in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Valetta, Malta, in Israel, and most recently, while on sabbatical, in Paris, Vienna, and Lyon. His critically acclaimed recording of this song cycle with colleague Leslie De’Ath was released by ANALEKTA and this season included invitations to perform this epic work in Hagen, Germany, Winnipeg, Victoria, and Edmonton, Lyon, France, and Quebec City.

In combination with his recitals, Mr.Lichti is often invited to conduct Master Classes. He has been a guest teacher in Valetta, Malta, at Rollins College, in Winterpark, Florida, at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, at the 2012 Summer Academy of Chamber Music in Osnabrück, Germany and, in 2013, at Académie de Fourvière in Lyon, France and the Institute for European Studies in Vienna. Now a regular guest instructor in Lyon, where he also appears in recital, in 2014 he was invited to conduct Master Classes at Baldwin-Wallace University, in Taiwan at Tapei’s National University of the Arts and for the Music Department of Tunghai University.
He was featured as one of a panel of four judges and coaches for the second season of the highly successful Bathroom Divas show that aired on BRAVO-TV and won a Gemini Award for Best Human Interest Series. In December 2015 he was on the international jury for the Drei Generationen Mozart Competition in Hagen, Germany.

Highlights of past seasons include a Proms Concert at Royal Albert Hall in a premiere performance of Libby Larsen’s I It Am (a co-commission by the Bach Choir of Bethlehem and the BBC), the world premiere of Ruth Fazal’s deeply moving Oratorio Terezin in Toronto, performances of Bach’s Mass in B minor at King’s College, the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Usher Hall in Edinburgh, at St. Albans Organ Festival, the Hercules Saal in Munich as well as at the Kennedy Center and at Carnegie Hall in celebration of the Centenary of its first North American performance. Concerts and an acclaimed video recording with the Bach specialist, Helmuth Rilling and the Bach Akademie of Stuttgart, as well as concerts with the Bach Aria Group and the Washington Bach Consort are also among his past credits. Mr. Lichti has been a frequent guest artist at major North American Bach Festivals, notably The Bach Festival in Bethlehem, PA, the Carmel Bach Festival, Baldwin-Wallace Festival in Berea, Ohio, Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival and the Oregon Bach Festival. In 2012 he made his debut with the Tilford Bach Society in England for their Diamond Jubilee. He has been heard in concert with the Symphony Orchestras of San Francisco, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Vancouver, Cleveland, Edmonton, Quebec City, Winnipeg, Kitchener-Waterloo and Newark; with Boston’s Handel & Haydn Society, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Canadian Chambre Ensemble, Theatre of Early Music, Philharmonia Baroque of San Francisco, Les Violons du Roy and Tafelmusik.

Fans of the many recitals given by Mr. Lichti together with mezzo soprano Catherine Robbin and pianist Leslie De’Ath, were delighted with their 2010 release of Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch with ANALEKTA. Earlier recordings by Mr. Lichti include Songs of Hugo Wolf, nominated for a Juno Award, two recordings of Bach Cantatas and the Mass in B minor with the Bach Choir of Bethlehem (all on the Dorian label), Sony’s The Gift of Messiah, and two CDs of Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms with pianist Janina Fialkowska on the Opening Day label. A Centaur Records recording of baroque gems, The Soulful Bach &Telemann, features Mr. Lichti with the American early music ensemble “Olde Friends”. A more recent recording with the Ottawa Bach Choir, and a 2009 ANALEKTA release with the Bach Choir of Bethlehem build on his extensive discography.

Performance highlights of this concert season include the title role in Elijah with the Grand Philharmonic Choir and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, performances of Schubert’s epic Winterreise in Hagen, Germany with pianist Roland Pröll, in Winnipeg, Victoria, Abottsford, Langley and Edmonton with pianist Sandra Mogensen, in Lyon, France with pianist Laetitia Bougnol, and in Quebec City with Leslie De’Ath, his partner on the Analekta release of this cycle. He also returned to sing at the 109th annual Bach Festival in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and was invited to perform Verdi’s Requiem at Maison Symphonique in Montreal under Louis Lavigueur. Very recently, he stepped in at the 11th hour to perform Elijah for conductor Noel Edison’s 20th anniversary with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir at Koerner Hall.

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Repertoire

Oratorio and Symphonic

Bach, J. S.
Magnificat
Christmas Oratorio
Easter Oratorio
Mass in B minor
Johannes Passion, Arias and Christus
Matthäus Passion, Arias and Christus
Solo Cantatas BWV Nos. 56, 82, 158, 203
Extensive list of other Cantatas, too numerous to post

Beethoven
Symphony No. 9
Christus am Ölberge

Berlioz
L’Enfance du Christ
Roméo et Julliete

Bloch
Sacred Service

Brahms
Ein Deutsches Requiem
Vier Ernste Gesänge (orchestrated by Malcolm Sargent)

Britten
War Requiem

Bruckner
Te Deum

Burckhard
Die Versuchung Jesus, op. 44

Duruflé
Requiem

Elgar
Dream of Gerontius

Fauré
Requiem

Fazal, Ruth
Oratorio Terezin

Handel
Israel in Egypt
Messiah
Samson
Saul
Solomon

Haydn
Die Schöpfung
Nelson Messe
Nicolai Messe
Jahreszeiten

Ibert
Chansons de Don Quichotte

Mahler
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Kindertotenlieder
Symphony No. 8
Rueckert Lieder

Mendelssohn
Elijah
Die Erste Walpurgisnacht
St. Paul

Mozart
Coronation Mass
Grand Mass in C minor
Requiem

Rossini
Stabat Mater

Schubert
Masses in A major, C major, G major,
Stabat Mater

Stravinsky
Oedipus Rex

Vaughan Williams
Dona Nobis Pacem
Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Five Mystical Songs
Songs of Travel

Verdi
Requiem

Sound Gallery

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Upcoming Concerts

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Daniel Lichti
Email: dlichti@wlu.ca