Dominic is a graduate of Royal Academy Opera where his studies were generously supported by the The Sainsbury Award and The Karaviotis Scholarship. While at the Academy he appeared in masterclasses with Simon Keenlyside and Dennis O’Neill; he also became a member of the Royal Academy of Music Song Circle and a RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach scholar performing in BWV 201 'Phoebus und Pan'. Prior to joining the Royal Academy he studied Classics at the University of Oxford.
His roles in opera have included Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas (Early Music Wells), Eugene Onegin (Oxford University Opera), Figaro in The Barber of Seville (New Chamber Opera Studio), Masetto in Don Giovanni (Westminster Opera Company), Moralès in Carmen (Singing in Prisons), and Zeus in Orphée aux Enfers (Royal Academy Opera). He has performed Dancairo in Carmen and Schaunard in La Bohème for Oxford Opera, a brilliant company established to improve access to classical performance in schools in Oxford. He has performed in the premieres of several contemporary operas; he created the roles of Mars in the Birth of Venus and Apollo in Apollo's Mission both by Edward Lambert for the Tête à Tête Festival and for Bury Court Opera he performed Suibhne in Mad King Suibhne and Exiled Prince in Aurora both by Noah Mosley.
He has appeared with the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus on multiple occasions and with Garsington Opera as an Alvarez Young artist performing in Falstaff and Die Zauberflöte as well as covering the role of Olivier and appearing as one of the Servants in Strauss's Capriccio.
As a soloist he has performed Brahms’s German Requiem, Fauré’s Requiem, Duruflé’s Requiem, Haydn’s Creation, Vaughan Williams’s Five Mystical Songs and Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Bach’s St John Passion and the Cantata 'Wachet auf' BWV 140, Handel’s Messiah and Britten’s War Requiem.
Before moving to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music he sang with the internationally renowned choir of Wells Cathedral, with whom he toured Hong Kong and sang the bass solos in the world premiere of John Joubert’s Missa Wellensis.
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