Tristan Hambleton

Born in London, Tristan Hambleton studied at St John’s College – Cambridge University, Heidelberg Universität and then at the Royal Academy of Music, London. He has performed with leading orchestras including The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Hallé, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Britten Sinfonia and Le Concert d’Astrée. In venues including Wigmore Hall, Auditorium de Bordeaux, The Bridgewater Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. And he has sung for companies such as Glyndebourne Opera, Welsh National Opera, The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra de Lille and Opéra National de Bordeux.

Recent and Future engagements include Messiah with Marc Minkowski, Envy and High Priest in The Indian Queen at Operá de Lille with Emmanuel Haïm and Le Concert d’Astree, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence Mozart Residency, Marchese d’Obigny in La Traviata for Opéra de Bordeaux and Madman/Witness 3 in Lessons in Love and Violence with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

Tristan has appeared as Tom in Un Ballo in Maschera in a new production by Sir David Pountney and Carlo Rizzi for Welsh National Opera, created the role of Karl in the world premiere of David Bruce’s Nothing for Glyndebourne, Marullo in Rigoletto and Angelotti in Tosca for Oliver Mears’ productions at Nevill Holt Opera and Hermann Ortel in the Hallé’s concert performance of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg with Sir Mark Elder.

Concert engagements include Mozart’s Requiem with the Hallé, Haydn Theresienmesse and Elgar The Apostles with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bach cantata’s with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Messiah with the Hanover Band, Handel’s Solomon with the London Mozart Players, Purcell Odes and Welcome Songs with Le Banquet Celeste.

Recital engagements include Schubert’s Schwanengesang for Oxford Lieder, a Swedish tour of Schubert’s Winterreise and Purcell’s Orpeheus Brittanicus at Operá de Lille.

Tristan’s concert repertoire includes Bach St John Passion, St Matthew PassionMass in B minor and Magnificat, Haydn’s entire mass settings, The CreationDie Jahreszeiten and Salve Regina, Mozart’s entire mass settings, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Handel’s Messiah, Samson, Solomon and Esther, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Missa Solemnis, and Mass in C, Purcell The Fairy Queen, Elgar The Apostles and Walton Belshazzar’s Feast.

On the operatic stage Tristan’s repertoire includes the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro, Colline in La Boheme, Masetto in Don Giovanni,  Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Re di Scozia in Ariodante, Somnus in Semele, Zuniga in Carmen, Balthazar in La Favorite, Dr. Truelove in The Rake’s Progress and Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.