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 many of its leading choral organizations. He appears regularly at major Bach and choral Festivals and has performed Oratorio and Opera internationally, working under conductors such as Robert Shaw, Helmuth Rilling, Christopher Hogwood, Bruno Weil, Bernard Labadie, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, to name a few. He has gained acclaim as a recitalist and recording artist and will celebrate 40 years of professional life with concerts in Canada, the United States and Europe. Mr.Lichti’s artistry continues to inspire admiration for the beauty, warmth, and richness of his voice, and respect for the dignity and sincerity of his interpretations.
An Associate Professor of Voice for the Faculty of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University since 1998, he has just returned from a sabbatical during which he performed Schubert’s epic Winterreise in Paris, Vienna, and Lyon. He will perform the same work (arranged by Normand Forget) when he returns to the recital stage in Montreal with the wind quintet Pentaèdre and accordionist Joseph Petric. In addition to other recitals in Waterloo, Ontario and Lyon, France, Mr. Lichti will take the stage with Theatre of Early Music in Montreal, at the Baldwin-Wallace Bach Festival, in Berea, Ohio, at the Bethlehem Bach Festival in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and at the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Nearer home, he will perform the title role in Mendelssohn’s majestic Elijah with the Guelph Chamber Choir, sing the role of Christus in the Canadian premiere of the “Kaiser” Markus-Passion with Kitchener-Waterloo’s Spiritus Ensemble, and join the Grand Philharmonic Choir in Bach’s Johannes-Passion for the traditional Good Friday concert at Kitchener’s Centre in the Square.