“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)
Tenor Tomas Dalton completed a Bachelor of Music in voice performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, and also holds an AMusA in piano. He subsequently undertook further study in Italy as the recipient of the Acclaim Awards Italian Opera Fellowship and the Johnson Bequest. Tomas also won the AOAC Opera Award in 2020.
For Opera Australia Tomas has sung the roles of: Alfredo Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata, Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Schools tour), an Apprentice in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, the Fourth Jew in Strauss’s Salome, Bryan Robertson in the world premier of Elena Kats-Chernin’s Whiteley, the Second Noble in Wagner’s Lohengrin, and the Officer in Halévy’s La Juive, and covered the roles of Gastone in Verdi’s La Traviata, Roderigo in Verdi’s Otello, and Uldino in Verdi’s Attila. In 2023 he sings Nathanaël in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, appears in Opera Up Late as part of Sydney World Pride, and covers Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohème, Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly on Sydney Harbour, Heinrich Der Schreiber in Wagner’s Tannhäuser, and the messenger in Verdi’s Aida.
Other repertoire includes Tony Candolino in the Australian tour of Terrence McNally’s Master Class, Ernest in the world premier of Women In War in Greece, Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly for The Stonnington Classics, and for Victorian Opera: The Witch in Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel, The Villager in Respighi’s The Sleeping Beauty, The Notary in Bellini’s La Sonnambula.
Tomas’s concert repertoire includes Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Handel’s Solomon, Bach’s Magnificat, Verdi’s Requiem, and Hayden’s Paukenmesse, and he has toured Australia, Germany, Denmark, and France as a soloist with the Australian Chamber Choir.