Professorial Staff (Music) – Italian Language and Voice
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Internationally acclaimed Italo-Australian tenor Dominic Natoli has appeared extensively throughout Europe, the USA, Australasia, and Japan being most highly regarded for his portrayal of all the major Verdi and Puccini roles. He made a triumphant debut as Otello in October 2013, a perfect way to celebrate the Verdi bicentenary. Dominic 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 to pursue his studies 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.
Qualifications/ Educational Background
Dominic is in increasing demand internationally as a voice teacher for individual students as well as giving masterclasses in Denmark and Australia. See www.dominicnatoli.com and www.OperaTeacher.com for more details.
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.
Since his professional debut, Dominic’s operatic engagements have been with numerous companies in Australia, Austria, Germany, France, USA, Ireland, Denmark, Finland 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, Opera de Rennes, Opera de Metz, Anna Livia International Festival, English National Opera, Finnish National Opera, Danish National Opera, and Royal Danish Opera. His operatic repertoire includes Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Idomeneo in Idomeneo, Loge in Das Rheingold, Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Pollione in Norma, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Don Josè in Carmen, Ismael in Nabucco, Alfredo in La Traviata, Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera, Riccardo in Oberto, Carlo in I Masnadieri, Alvaro in La Forza del Destino, Duca in Rigoletto, Otello in Otello, Macduff in Macbeth, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and Manrico in Il Trovatore (both performed in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Margarethe of Denmark), Rodolfo in La Bohème, Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, Calaf in Turandot, and Faust in Faust.
Oratorio performances include the Verdi Requiem, Haydn’s The Seasons, and Nelson Mass, Mozart’s Requiem, 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 his native Australia as well as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the BBC Concert Orchestra in the Barbican Hall in London, as well as frequent appearances on Friday Night is Music Night on BBC Radio 2, and numerous recordings for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He has performed with many distinguished conductors including Gustavo Dudamel, Richard Bonynge, Carlo Felice Cillario, Richard Hickox, Giordano Bellincampi, Sir Edward Downes, David Parry, and Sebastian Lang-Lessing. He records on CD with the labels Vienna Modern Masters, Opera Rara and Chandos.