Born in London, Tristan Hambleton studied at St John’s College - Cambridge University, 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.
Since graduating from the RAM Opera School in 2015, Tristan has appeared as Tom Un Ballo in Maschera in a new production with 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, 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 Violence.
Tristan’s concert repertoire includes Bach St John Passion, St Matthew Passion, Mass in B minor and Magnificat, Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten, Nelson Mass, Paukenmesse, Theresienmesse, Missa Cellensis and Salve Regina, Mozart’s Requiem and many of his other sacred works and masses, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Handel’s Messiah, Samson, Solomon and Esther, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Mass in C, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, 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, 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 Messiah with Marc Minkowski in Bordeuax and Île de Ré, Purcell Odes with Damien Guillon in Rennes, a role debut as Tom in a new production of Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera with David Pountney and Carlo Rizzi for Welsh National Opera, a tour of Sweden with Schubert’s Winterreise, Quince in Britten’s A Misdummer Night’s Dream for Nevill Holt Opera, Purcell’s The Indian Queen at Operá de Lille and Théâtre de Caen with Emmanuel Haïm and Le Concert d'Astree, Pilatus in Bach’s St John’s Passion at the Elbphilaharmonie Hamburg also with Haïm, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence Mozart Residency, Rossini’s Péchés de Vieillesse at Auditorio de Tenerife and Marchese d’Obigny in La Traviata for Opéra de Bordeaux.