Born in London, Tristan Hambleton studied at St John’s College, Cambridge, Heidelberg Universität and then at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Tristan has performed with The Hallé, The London Mozart Players, The English Chamber Orchestra, The Hanover Band, Le Banquet Céleste and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In venues including The Bridegwater Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Cadogan Hall, St Martin in the Fields, St John’s Smith Square, Auditorium de Bordeaux, Opéra de Rennes and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. He has worked for Glyndebourne Opera, Nevill Holt Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera National Bordeaux and The Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
After graduating from the RAM Opera School in 2015, Tristan made his debut creating the role of Karl in the world premiere of David Bruce’s Nothing at Glyndebourne. Appearances include Marullo in Rigoletto and Angelotti in Tosca for Oliver Mears’ productions at Nevill Holt Opera, Tom in Un Ballo in Mascherafor Welsh National Opera in a new production with Carlo Rizzi and David Pountney and Hermann Ortel in the Hallé’s concert performance of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg with Sir Mark Elder. For Welsh National Opera Tristan has covered Colline in La Boheme, The Bonze in Madama Butterfly, Un Alcade in La Forza del Destino, Masetto in Don Giovanni and Alidoro in Cenerentola. For The Royal Opera House Tristan has covered Madman/Witness 3 in George Benjamin’s world premier Lessons in Love and ViolenceTristan’s concert repertoire includes Mozart’s Requiem, Credo Mass, Coronation Mass, Missa Brevis, and Vesperae Solennes de Condessore, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Handel’s Esther, Messiah, Samson and Solomon, Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten, Nelson Mass, Paukenmesse, Theresienmesse, Missa Cellensis and Salve Regina, Beethoven’s Mass in C and Symphony No. 9, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Bach Magnificat, St John Passion and Mass in B minor, Purcell The Fairy Queen and Walton Belshazzar’s Feast.
On the operatic stage Tristan’s repertoire includes the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro, the title role in Don Giovanni as well as Masetto and Leporello, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Publio in La clemenza di Tito, Re di Scozia in Ariodante, Somnus and Cadmus in Semele, Escamillo and Zuniga in Carmen Nick Shadow and Dr. Truelove in The Rake’s Progress, Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring and Bottom in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Recent and future engagements include Messiahs with Marc Minkowski in Bordeuax and Île de Ré, Purcell Odes with Damien Guillon in Rennes, joining the prestigious Mozart Academy of Festival Aix-en-Provence, a Swedish tour of Schubert’sWinterreise, Tom in Un Ballo in Mascherafor Welsh National Opera, Quince in Midsummer Night’s Dream for Neville Holt Opera, High Priest in Purcell’s Indian Queenwith Emmanuel Haïm at Oprea de Lille and d'Obigny in Traviatafor Opera de Bordeaux.