Born in London, Tristan Hambleton studied at St John’s College, Cambridge, Heidelberg Universität and then at the Royal Academy of Music, London. After graduating the RAM Opera School in 2015, Tristan went on to make his professional debut creating the role of Karl in the world premiere of David Bruce’s Nothing at Glyndebourne; a joint commission with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Balthazar in Donizetti’s La Favorite for University College Opera at London’s Theatre Royal Stratford, Marullo in Oliver Mears’ production of Rigoletto for Nevill Holt Opera, the role of Sergeant in the UK premier of Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus for Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells, a return to Nevill Holt to sing Angelotti in Tosca, Escamillo in a concert performance of Carmen in Tonbridge and his debuts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Irish Baroque Orchestra and the Hanover Band as well as covering the Bonze in Madama Butterfly and Colline in La Boheme for Welsh National Opera.
As a keen recitalist and concert performer, Tristan has performed with notable ensembles including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Hallé and the London Mozart Players in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Bridegwater Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Cadogan Hall, St Martin in the Fields and St John’s Smith Square. In Wagner’s bicentenary year, Tristan was invited by Sir Mark Elder to sing the role of Hermann Ortel in the Hallé’s concert performance of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and was subsequently invited back for Mozart’s Requiem with the orchestra at Bridgewater Hall. His oratorio repertoire is wide ranging and includes Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Handel’s Esther, Messiah, Samson and Solomon, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Paukenmesse, Theresienmesse, Missa Cellensis and Salve Regina, Mozart’s Requiem, Credo Mass, Coronation Mass, Missa Brevis, and Vesperae Solennes de Condessore, Beethoven’s Mass in C, and Symphony No. 9 as well as Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem and Faure’s Requiem.
On the operatic stage Tristan’s repertoire also includes the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro, the title role in Don Giovanni as well as Masetto and Leporello, Guglielmo and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Publio in La clemenza di Tito, Re di Scozia in Ariodante, Somnus in Semele, 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. Tristan has been awarded the inaugural ABRSM scholarship, a Countess of Munster Trust Scholarship and the D’Oyly Carte Trust Scholarship. He is a Josephine Baker Trust Artist, a Jackdaws Young Artist, and a Samling Artist.
This season sees Tristan join Marc Minkowski for a series of concerts in France, a return to the Hanover Band for a tour of Messiah’s and a return to Welsh National Opera to cover in Don Giovanni and La Forza del Destino, his debut at Opéra de Rennes and his debut at the Halle Handel festival.