“Tomas Dalton’s casting reminded this reviewer of one of his earliest experiences of “La Traviatia” by the Sutherland-Williamson Opera in 1965 when the already internationally acclaimed ex-pat Aussie Joan Sutherland brought an unknown Italian tenor to play Alfredo. His name – Luciano Pavarotti. Who knows what Tomas Dalton’s future holds?” (Alan Slade, J-Wire 2022)
Tomas Dalton studied voice and piano at the Melbourne Conservatorium before undertaking further study in Italy courtesy of the Acclaim Awards Fellowship, Johnson Bequest, and AOAC Opera Award.
He has been critically acclaimed for his “commanding” and “refined” performances, and his “attractive voice and warmth of tone.”
For Opera Australia Tomas has sung numerous roles, with recent highlights including: Alfredo Germont in Verdi’s La traviata, and Nathanaël in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann. He has also recently understudied Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème, and Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour.
In 2024 Tomas reprises Alfredo, and debuts Rinuccio and Young Lover and understudies Luigi in Il trittico.
Tomas has sung a number of roles for Victorian Opera, including The Witch in Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel, and has performed Tony Candolino in the Australian tour of Terrence McNally’s Master Class, Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly for The Stonnington Classics, and Malcolm in Macbeth for State Opera South Australia. Tomas has also created roles in the world premiers of Ioannidis’s Women in War and Kats-Chernin’s Whiteley.
Tomas also has an extensive concert repertoire, and has toured Australia, Germany, Denmark, and France as a soloist with the Australian Chamber Choir.