Acclaimed as one of Canada’s finest concert and oratorio singers, Daniel Lichti continues to build on his success with major symphonic, choral and concert organizations worldwide. In his illustrious career spanning more than forty years, he has sung with the Canadian Opera Company, at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, L’Opéra de Montréal, Opéra de Québec and Edmonton Opera.
Hailed by critics for his “ stentorian vocal prowess”, and “ enormous warmth and majesty”, Mr. Lichti has performed internationally as a soloist in oratorio and opera, working under conductors such as Robert Shaw, Helmuth Rilling, Christopher Hogwood, Bruno Weil, Bernard Labadie, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Recent performances for Daniel include Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Barber’s Dover Beach with the acclaimed Penderecki String Quartet. Daniel starred as Elijah with Toronto Mendelssohn Choir , and was a guest soloist in Ottawa Bach Choir’s B Minor Mass. He returned to sing at the 109th annual Bach Festival in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and was invited to perform Verdi’s Requiem with Montreal’s Choeur Classique at Maison Symphonique under Louis Lavigueur.
Mr. Lichti is renowned for the “emotional intensity” and “seamless legato phrasing” that he brings to Schubert’s Die Winterreise , performing this song cycle at Washington’s National Gallery, in Israel, Paris, and Vienna, as well as on tour in Western Canada and at the Festival of the Académie de Fourviere in Lyon, France.
Since 1998 he has been Associate Professor and Coordinator of Voice for the Faculty of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, and has been invited to present masterclasses around the world. Mr. Lichti begins his 2016/17 season in Lieder masterclasses in Quebec, and performs Die Winterreise with pianist Leslie De’Ath, his partner on the critically acclaimed Analekta release of this cycle.
Highlights this season include St. John Passion with Guelph Chamber Choir, St. Matthew Passion with Quad City Symphony in Davenport, Iowa and Elgar’s The Apostles with Pax Christi Chorale.