- University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (G.Lechner/E. Lienbacher/R. Holl)
- Staatsoper Uner den Linden
- Opera Zurich
- Volksoper Vienna
- Teatro San Carlo/Lissabon
- Nationaltheater Mannheim
- Theater Chemnitz
- Kammeroper München
- Jopera Festival Jennersdorf (Aut.)
- Festival Retz
- Landestheater Linz
- La CalistoSatirino
- Il Mondo della lunaErnesto
- Die FledermausPrinz Orlofsky
- La CenerentolaTisbe
- Turn of the ScrewMiles
- Le nozze di FigaroCherubino
- Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdoSolfetto
The Viennese countertenor Thomas Lichtenecker studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with KS Edith Lienbacher, Gabriele Lechner and KS Robert Holl.
His engagements took him to the Teatro San Carlo in Lisbon, the Zurich Opera House, the Mannheim National Theatre and the Chemnitz Theatre at an early age. Thomas Lichtenecker has sung repeatedly at the Munich Chamber Opera as well as at various festivals such as the Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi, the Jopera Festival in Jennersdorf, the Kirchenmusikfestival in Retz and the Festival für Alte Musik in Regensburg.
His repertoire sung on stage ranges from baroque to modern. His most important roles include Bradamante in Handel’s “Alcina”, Amor and Valetto in Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione die Poppea”, Prince Orlofsky in “Die Fledermaus”, Cherubino in “Le Nozze di Figaro”, Miles in Britten’s “The Turn of the Screw”, Clearte in Hölsky’s “Hybris” or Un Giovane and Voce lontana in Salvatore Sciarrino’s “Superflumina”.
Thomas Lichtenecker’s concert repertoire ranges from the alto part in Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” to the Swan in Orff’s “Carmina Burana”, or the boy solo in Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms”. His performances have taken him to the Vienna Musikverein and concert halls from Salzburg to Copenhagen. He had great success with concerts with the baroque ensemble of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra with arias by G.F. Händel, at which the CD “Musica Inflamata” was recorded.
Thomas Lichtenecker has worked with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Maxime Pascal, Ivor Bolton, Paolo Carignani, Jos van Veldhoven, Julia Jones, Jörg Straube, Tito Ceccherini, Andreas Schüller, Johannes Wildner, Christian Kolonovits and Christopher Moulds and with directors such as Claus Guth, Jürgen Flimm, Martin Kusej, Harry Kupfer, Andrea Schwalbach, Matthias Davids, Robert Meyer and Dominik Wilgenbus.
The Staatsoper Unter den Linden engaged him for Petit Arabe/3ème Monsieur/Jeune Matelot in Martinus “Juliette”, and as Miles in Britten’s “Turn of the Screw”. In the world premiere of Christian Kolonovits BaRock musical “Vivaldi – die fünfte Jahreszeit” Thomas Lichtenecker made his debut at the Vienna Volksoper as the castrato Caffarelli.
In 2017 the countertenor debuted in the world premiere of Salvatore Sciarrino’s new opera “Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo” at the Teatro alla Scala di Milano, which was first performed in German at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in July 2018. In the world premiere of an opera by Christian Spitzenstaetter entitled “Stillhang” at the Tyrolean Festival in Erl in 2018, he once again played a central role on the stage.
Future engagements include revivals at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and the Wiener Volksoper, as well as an opera by Bernhard Lang and Michael Sturminger after Arthur Schnitzler’s “Der Reigen”, with the Neue Oper Wien as part of the Bregenzer Festspiele 2019 and in Vienna.
- The Turn of the Screw Miles
- The little Sweep John
- La Calisto Satirino
- Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali Pippetto
Händel, Georg Friedrich
- Alcina Bradamante
- Die Welt auf dem Monde Graf Ernst Olaf
Henze, Hans Werner
- Pollicino Pollicino
- Hybris Clearte
- Der Reigen Der junge Mann/Die Schauspielerin
- Juliette Petit Arabe, 3ème Monsieur, Jeune Matelot
Menotti, Gian Carlo
- Hilfe, Hilfe, die Globolinks! Tom
- L'Incoronazione di Poppea Amor
- L'Incoronazione di Poppea Valetto
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
- Le nozze di Figaro Cherubino
- Bastien und Bastienne Bastien
- Die diebische Elster Pippo
- Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo Solfetto
- Superflumina Un Giovane / Voce Iontana
- Casanova 1. Komödiant
- Die fünfte Jahreszeit - Vivaldi Caffarelli
- Die lustigen Nibelungen Mutter Ute
- Fledermaus Prinz Orlofsky