Internationally acclaimed tenor Dominic Natoli has appeared extensively throughout Europe, the USA, Australasia and Japan, and is highly regarded for his portrayals of the major Verdi and Puccini roles. He made a triumphant debut in 2013 as Otello - a perfect way to celebrate the Verdi bicentenary.

 

He made his first public appearance at age five, and subsequently joined the Australian Boys' Choir, achieving success as a soloist on the Choir's premiere overseas tour to Japan. He went on to study with renowned Italian Baritone Afro Poli, until he travelled to Vienna where he commenced his studies with Carol Blaickner- Mayo, and enrolled at the Vienna Conservatorium of Music, graduating three years later with a first class honours Diploma of Opera. Thereafter he continued his studies in London with David Harper, Nicholas Powell, and Jeffrey Talbot and Ludmilla Andrew.

His numerous awards include an Arts Fellowship from the Queensland Government; first prize in the Alfredo Kraus International Singing Competition; and the prestigious Dame Joan Sutherland Scholarship which he has been awarded twice by Richard Bonynge. He also holds degrees in Law and Economics from Monash University, in Melbourne where he practiced Law for sometime alongside his singing career.

Since his professional debut, Dominic’s operatic engagements have been with numerous companies in Australia, Austria, Germany, France, USA, Ireland, and the U.K., including the Wiener Kammeroper, Opera Australia, Victoria State Opera, Opera Queensland, Volkstheater Rostock, Stadttheater Aachen, Stadttheater Hof, Coburg, Bayreuth, London City Opera, Opera Holland Park , Theatre Evreux, Opera de Nancy et de Lorraine, Anna Livia International Festival, Royal Danish Opera, Finnish National Opera, Danish National Opera, and English National Opera.

His operatic repertoire includes Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Idomeneo in Idomeneo, Loge in Das Rheingold, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, The Magician in The Consul (Menotti), Don Josè in Carmen, Ismaele in Nabucco, Alfredo in La Traviata, Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera, Riccardo in Oberto, Pollione in Norma, Alvaro in La Forza del Destino, Manrico in Il Trovatore, Duca in Rigoletto, Otello in Otello, Faust in Faust, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Prunier in La Rondine, Calaf in Turandot, Rodolfo in La Bohème, and Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Faust.

Oratorio performances include the Verdi Requiem, Puccini Messa di Gloria, Haydn’s The Seasons, Bach’s St. John Passion, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Handel’s Joshua and Messiah, and Elgar’s The Kingdom and Dream of Gerontius.

Dominic’s wide concert repertoire encompasses lieder, French song, contemporary and folk music, Italian and Neapolitan songs, as well as his highly acclaimed portrayal of Mario Lanza in The Mario Lanza Story. He has appeared with all the major orchestras in all the major venues in his native Australia, as well as with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the BBC Concert Orchestra. He is a regular guest artist on Friday Night is Music Night on BBC Radio 2, and has made numerous recordings for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

He has performed with many distinguished conductors including Richard Bonynge, Carlo Felice Cillario, Richard Hickox, Sir Edward Downes, Gustavo Dudamel, David Parry, Giordano Bellincampi, and Sebastian Lang-Lessing.

He records on CD with the labels Vienna Modern Masters, Opera Rara and Chandos.