Lyric Baritone Dale Throness, a native of Grande Prairie, Alberta, received his early musical training in Winnipeg and subsequently obtained his Master of Music in Voice Performance at the University of British Columbia. Post-graduate studies were undertaken at the Vancouver Academy of Music and the Britten Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in Aldeburgh England. He has sung a number of operatic roles including the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni under director David Walsh, and Marcello in La Boheme with conductor Tyrone Patterson and the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra for Viva Musica in Kelowna.
Recent Concert engagements include performing with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in their Tea and Trumpets series and a concert of Brahms' lieder for their Brahms Festival, and performances of the Brahms and Faure Requiems. He has also sung Carmina Burana on a number of occasions, including a performance at the Orpheum Theatre under conductor Kazuyoshi Akiyama. In addition to his performing schedule, Mr. Throness is on the voice faculties of the University of British Columbia and Kwantlen College.