Chinese-Canadian bass Matthew Li’s work sees him regularly appearing as a concert soloist, with highlights including the role of Jesus in Schütz’s Johannes-Passion, the bass solos in Charpentier’s Messe des Morts and Missa Assumpta est Maria, Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, and Faure’s Requiem. On the opera stage, Matthew’s roles include Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte , Masetto and Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni, and Simone in Gianni Schicchi. He also appears regularly as a chorus member in opera productions by Opera Atelier and the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra.
An ardent choral singer, Matthew can easily be found in Toronto’s professional choral scene, where he sings with Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, The Elora Festival Singers, and the St. James Cathedral Choir. Currently, Matthew is in his undergraduate studies in voice performance at the University of Toronto, where he studies under Daniel Taylor.
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