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 Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, 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, the role of Sergeant in the UK premier of Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus for Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells 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 and Masetto in Don Giovanni. For The Royal Opera House Tristan is covering Madman/Witness 3 in Sir George Benjamin’s world premier Lessons in Love and Violence.
Tristan’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 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.
Tristan was awarded the inaugural ABRSM scholarship, the 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.
Highlights this season include Messiahs with Marc Minkowski in France, Purcell Odes with Damien Guillon in Rennes, touring with the Hanover Band, a return to Welsh National Opera and Lessons in Love and Violence at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
Future engagements include joining the Aix-en-Provence Mozart Residency, a recital with Simon Lepper and Alison Rose in Ireland, Die Jahreszeiten by Haydn for Musique Cordiale Festival, France, a role debut as Tom in a new production of Un Ballo in Maschera with David Poutney and Carlo Rizzi for Welsh National Opera and cover Alidoro in La Cenerentola also for WNO.