Papers & Journals

"silken-voiced bass-baritone Tristan Hambleton"

The Telegraph - Michael White

 

"The classiest voice of the bunch is Tristan Hambleton"

The Times - Neil Fisher

 

"Tristan Hambleton struck a formidable figure as Balthazar, filling his pronouncements with portent."

Opera Magazine - Yehuda Shapiro

 

"Tristan Hambleton’s King of Scotland was commandeering and crisply voiced"

Opera Magazine

 

"A tall, rich, handsome sound 

Pondering a good description for the young bass-baritone singing Schubert’s Schwanengesang at the quaker meeting-house, Hampstead Garden Suburb on Sunday, Tristan Hambleton and I both agreed that tall, dark and handsome will do.  And it does actually reflect the sound he makes.

Still a student on his last year at the Royal Academy opera course, Hambleton is one of the most striking voices of his generation. So he gets around. I heard him at a summer festival in France, supplying a distinctive presence in a Bach B Minor Mass..."

The Ham & High - Michael White 

 

"...Schicchi, has a real gift for comedy, but his big baritone is still a bit foggy in the upper registers. Firm bass Tristan Hambleton has no such problem, even when saddled with playing Simone, the pompous, elderly former mayor."

The Observer - Stephen Pritchard

 

"Tristan Hambleton, who throughout the evening encompassed Bach’s gymnastic demands with consummate aplomb."

Birmingham Post - Christopher Morley

 

"Tristan Hambleton (Marullo) – added appropriate menace and malice."

The Telegraph - Rupert Christiansen 

Blogs

"Yesterday evening there were two male standouts – the tenor Nicholas Scott as Lurcanio, and the bass Tristan Hambleton (King of Scotland). Here are two young men on the edge of certain career success."

www.briandickie.com - Brian Dickie

 

"Tristan Hambleton was impressive in the role of Balthazar, showing a ringing bass that had real gravitas, and one could not help but be reminded, in his impressive showdown at the end of Act II with Alphonse, of “Don Carlos”."

www.bachtrack.com - Dominic Lowe

 

"Bass-baritone Tristan Hambleton as escaped prisoner Angelotti, and a nasty Sciarrone in Scarpia’s entourage, made a superb contribution to a fine team of singers"

www.markronan.com - Mark Ronan

 

"Tristan Hambleton revealed a fine-grained bass-baritone as Karl"

www.musicomh.com - Melanie Eskenazi

 

"Tristan Hambleton handled the bass melismata with considerable flair"

www.boulezian.blogspot.co.uk - Mark Berry

 

"Tristan Hambleton sang Karl with authority"

www.bachtrack.com - Mark Pullinger

 

"The other soloist who got the spotlight was bass-baritone Tristan Hambleton who impressed with his firmly focussed voice and beautiful sense of phrasing."

www.planethugill.com - Robert Hugill

 

"Excellent Bass authority from Tristan Hambleton as Balthazar the Father Superior"

www.markronan.com - Mark Ronan

 

Bass-baritone Tristan Hambleton as Karl (pictured above in the centre), coalescing the forced offerings of a patriotic boy's flag and a religious kid's church crucifix, dominates with a dark malignancy as the compulsions peak in what essentially is a rape and a murder.

www.theartsdesk.com - David Nice