Oscar Dom Victor Castellino, alumnus of the prestigious Royal College of Music – London sang for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the river Thames in 2012. He founded ‘Operawala’ to promote opera and performing arts in India. Operawala premiered in 2016 with a very successful India tour. (Read the press coverage)
The Times UK described his performance in Welsh National Opera’s Kommililtonen! as ‘a highlight’ in July 2016. (Read more reviews) Oscar was offered the Welsh National Opera Award for his training at the Royal College of Music. Other awards include the Blair Wilson Award, Martin Harris Award and the Lee Abbey Award.
His talent was discovered and nurtured by soprano Patricia Rozario in 2010. He earlier studies physics at St. Xavier’s College and was a Software Programmer.
Oscar performed the lead in an Urdu Opera “Sohini and Mahival” at the Southbank Centre London in 2015. His next goal is to sing Opera in Hindi. He commissioned a new work “The Little Big Man” based on Tagore poems by multiple award winning composer Bertram Wee. This received much success at it’s premier in London in June 2015.
Oscar has been performing around the UK since 2012. With Opera at Bearwood he has played the roles of Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Dancairo in Carmen and Pluto in Orpheus in the Underworld. He played Djami in Iain Burnside’s Journeying Boys. With Barefoot Opera – Dancairo (Carmen) and Belcore (l’Elisir D’amore). He played the lead role of Aeneas in Giving Voice Society’s Dido and Aeneas tour of India. Oscar also played Niladri in a Vanraj Bhatia opera Agnivarsha.