Matthew Li

Bass, Canada

Hailing from Ottawa, Chinese-Canadian bass Matthew Li is an artist in-residence of the Atelier lyrique de Opéra de Montréal. His operatic roles include Antonio in The Marriage of Figaro (Opéra de Montréal), the Imperial Commissioner in Madama Butterfly (Opéra de Montréal), Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore (Atelier lyrique), Seneca in L’incoronazione di Poppea (Atelier lyrique), Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Masetto and Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni, and Colline in La Bohème. In 2022-23, Li sang the lead bass role of Xon Pon in Alice Ping Yee Ho and Madeleine Thien’s new opera Chinatown with City Opera Vancouver in its world premiere, to critical acclaim. Concert highlights include the bass solos in Handel’s Messiah, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, Schütz’s Weihnachtshistorie, Mozart’s Requiem, and Steffani’s Stabat Mater.

Member of the Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal, Matthew Li is generously sponsored by the Andrea Alacchi Family.