Du August 2nd to 10th, 2020.

Daniel Lichti, professeur de chant à l'académie de Fourvière

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.