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Daniel LickteigPostdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Vocal Studies 2023-24

Having graced the stages of prestigious American opera houses, Daniel Lickteig continues to leave audiences spellbound with his soaring baritone voice’s sheer power and beauty. A recent University of North Texas graduate, Dr. Lickteig is excited to join Emory University as a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Vocal Studies. Throughout his career, he has worked with and learned from great conductors such as Valéry Ryvkin, Laurie Rogers, Robert Lyall, Timothy Myers, and Robert Larsen.

Originally from Iowa, Dr. Lickteig’s professional debut was singing comprimario roles in Des Moines Metro Opera’s broadcast of The Ballad of Baby Doe for Iowa PBS. After this successful introduction into the opera world, he moved to the East Coast, where he could easily travel to major operatic hubs across the United States. He has covered and sung leading roles with many opera companies, including Opera Philadelphia, Sarasota Opera, Cleveland Opera, and Utah Festival Opera, among others. Highlights of his extensive operatic repertoire include Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Rossini’s Figaro, Verdi’s Rigoletto, Scarpia in Puccini’s Tosca, Marcello in La Bohème, Alfio in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, and Tonio in Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci.

Dr. Lickteig has performed recitals in various cities, including Cleveland, Des Moines, and Philadelphia. His recital repertoire includes compositions by both standard and lesser-known composers. He had the honor of performing and recording songs by Charles Ives and the world premiere of Jeremy Gill’s Dreamland with the Dolce Suono Ensemble. During his recent studies at the University of North Texas, Dr. Lickteig rediscovered his passion for recital work, especially vocal chamber music, which includes works by Lori Laitman, Samuel Barber, Benjamin C.S. Boyle, Gerald Finzi, and Charles Martin Loeffler. He looks forward to bringing some of this music to Atlanta this year.

Equally comfortable on the concert stage, he has performed as a soloist in iconic works such as Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bach’s Magnificat, Brahm’s Requiem, and Orff’s Carmina Burana, which he performed at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music. Most recently, he sang the Bass solo in Mozart’s Requiem with the Allen Symphony Chorus.

Dr. Lickteig has been teaching voice throughout his performing career. His students have won NATS awards and been accepted into major apprentice programs nationwide. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Temple University in Philadelphia. He recently completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of North Texas. He hopes to publish his dissertation on the score comparison of Charles Martin Loeffler’s Rapsodies pour voix, clarinette, alto, et piano.