Tristan Hambleton

Samling Artist Programme: 2013

Tristan Hambleton is currently a member of the Opera school at the Royal Academy of Music, London where he was awarded the Tom Hammond Opera Prize.  An alumnus of St John’s College Cambridge, where he studied History of Art, Tristan took a scholarship to Heidelberg Universität where he pursued studies in German.

Born in London, Tristan enjoyed considerable success as a treble soloist performing with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Les Arts Florissant in France and at the BBC Proms, at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and with various orchestras in many of the major London venues.

In recent years Tristan has established a career as a Recitalist and Concert singer appearing with orchestras such as The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Hallé, Devon Baroque, Camerata Viva Tübingen, The London Mozart Players and at venues such as Wigmore Hall, Heidelberg’s Alte Aula, Cadogan Hall, The Sheldonian, Bridgewater Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

On the opera stage he has appeared as Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro for Hampstead Garden Opera directed by Bruno Ravella, Re di Scozia in Handel’s Ariodante for RAO directed by Paul Curran and conducted by Jane Glover, Cadmus in Semele for Jackdaw’s, Bottom in Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Edinburgh Fringe for the award winning Shadwell Opera.

In Wagner’s bicentenary year Tristan was asked by Sir Mark Elder to sing the role of Herman Ortel in the Halle’s concert performance of Die Meistersingern Act III at the Bridgewater Hall and has since been invited back to sing the Bass solos in the Mozart Requiem with the orchestra.

In scenes taken from the operas Tristan has played Elviro in Serse, Achilla in Giulio Cesare, Guglielmo & Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Masetto & Leporello in Don Giovanni, Publio in La clemeza di Tito, Le Philosophe in Massenet’s Chérubin, Nick Shadow in The Rake’s Progress, Superintendant Budd in Albert Herring and Lord Dunmow in Lennox Berkley’s A Dinner Engagement.

Tristan is generously supported by the Countess of Munster Trust, ABRSM, D’Oyly Carte, the Josephine Baker Trust, he is a Jackdaws Young Artist, a Samling Artist and a member of the Royal Academy of Music’s Song Circle and a Bach/Kohn Soloist.  This summer Tristan will be joining Glyndebourne Opera for their festival season.