Dominic Natoli’s first Don José in Carmen was in 1996 for Opera South, Cork Opera House, Ireland.

 

"a powerful performance strictly off the top shelf .....D. N. sang the Flower song brilliantly"

Joe Dermody in The Examiner

 

"Dominic Natoli made a credible … Don José, singing with passion and fervour".             

Gus Smith in Sunday Independent

 

"Dominic Natoli's Don José is inspired by an easy dramatic sense, with the voice opening and flowing comfortably…. sung with distinction"  

Mary Leland in The Irish Times

 

Then in 1998 he performed Don Josè with Opera 2000 in Hastings, UK

“The fine tenor voice of DN did full justice to the role of Don Josè”  

B.I.P. 29/5/1998 Hastings, UK

The next production was with

Chisinau National Opera UK Tour 2001 & 2003

Edinburgh Playhouse

 

“This is very much Don José’s opera. Superbly sung by D N”

The Stage, Thom Dibdin

 

“The soloists found the more subtle elements of the plot. DN and (Micaela) built a sweet air of love between them in an exquisitely rendered duet”  

The Edinburgh Evening News, Thom Dibdin

Norwich Theatre Royal

 

“D N was a splendid Don José”  

Norwich Evening News, Roy Strowger

 

“commanding presence and in excellent voice…. D N an equally fine Don José”

Eastern Daily Press, Frank Cliff

 

Birmingham Alexandra Theatre

 

“... touching the heart strings with the tender Flower Song”

The Birmingham Post, Maggie Cotton

 

Oxford Apollo Theatre

“performances of the evening.DN sang beautifully throughout, particularly in (the Flower song).”   

Opera Reviews, RICH

 

“D N also remarkable... presented as an intelligent man making his own decisions, but all too well aware of their inevitable consequence. And he sings a “flower-song” to challenge Domingo.”

The Oxford Times Weekend, Hugh Vickers

 

Bristol Hippodrome

 

“D N’s nicely sung highly competent Don José.”

Bristol Evening Post, Gerry Parker

“Strong and passionate Don José from DN.”   

Western Daily Press, Helen Reid

 

“I was massively impressed by the singing of D N”   

BBC Online John Armstrong

 

“The singing of D N.... took the production to new heights and the last act was particularly enthralling.”

Nowt2do.co.uk Peter and Shirley Burling

"...a strong and passionate Don José from D N."  

Western Daily Press Helen Reid   

                                          

Dominic’s fourth production as Don Josè in Carmen was in May 2004 in the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia for Opera Queensland!

 

 

“Natoli’s acting and singing performance is truthful in characterisation. And the voice, while robustly based in its baritone origins, has the lovely lyrical quality of a true tenor.”

Mary Nemeth in Time Off 19/5/2004

 

“Dominic Natoli as Don José sings a soaring melody line. His is a clear and pure tenor sound, and he acts his part well.”

John Henningham in Stagediary.com 21/5/2004

 

“Dominic Natoli makes a very competent Don José, vocally impressive.”

Brett Debritz Brisbane News 27/5/2004

 

“Natoli was in fine, strong voice”

Gillian Wills in The Courier Mail 17/5/2004