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.
Tomas created the role of Ernest in the world premier of Women In War at Ancient Theatre Ifaistia, Lemnos, Greece. He subsequently reprised the role at the Filippi Festival, Kavala, and at Arts Centre Melbourne. Tomas has also sung the roles of B F Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (The Classics Stonnington), The Witch in Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel (Victorian Opera), The Villager in Respighi’s The Sleeping Beauty (Victorian Opera), The Notary in Bellini’s La Sonnambula (Victorian Opera) alongside internationally acclaimed Soprano Jessica Pratt, Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Opera Australia, Victorian Schools tour) and an Apprentice in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Opera Australia).
Tomas’s concert repertoire includes Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony IX, and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, and Handel’s Solomon. He has toured Australia, Germany, Denmark, and France as a soloist with the Australian Chamber Choir.
In a touring production of Terrence McNally’s Master Class (The King’s Head, London/Andrew Kay & Assoc) Tomas recently played the role of Tony Candolino alongside Helpmann Award winner Amanda Muggleton, making a critically acclaimed Sydney Opera House debut in the process.
Tomas has also been a finalist in several prestigious competitions, including the Opera Foundation for Young Australians: Deutsche Oper Berlin Award, the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Aria, and semi-finalist for the German Australian Opera Grant.