Tristan Hambleton


Born in London, Tristan Hambleton read Art History at St John’s College Cambridge University and Heidelberg Universität, and studied singing and Opera at the Royal Academy of Music London.

This season Tristan plays the role of Father Truelove in “The Rake’s Progress” with Barbara Hannigan, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Choir in a tour of Sweden and Germany, Captain Ross in “Anthropocene” for Salzburger Landestheater, creates the role of Le Daron in “La Victoire de Karima” world premier by Edwin Baudo for the Orchestre de Paris, Paris Philharmonie and the Paris Olympics and as Bass Soloist in “Israel in Egypt” with John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir at Elbphilharmonie, Palau de la Música & Salzbuger Festspiel.

Recent engagements include Envy and High Priest in “The Indian Queen” at Operá de Lille, Théâtre de Caen, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg with Emmanuelle Haïm and Le Concert d'Astree, Marchese d’Obigny in “La Traviata” for Opéra de Bordeaux, Madman/Witness 3 in “Lessons in Love and Violence” with George Benjamin and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in a tour of Germany, and King Priam in “Les Troyens” with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique at the Berlin Philharmonie and the BBC Proms.

In new productions Tristan has created Tom in “Un Ballo in Maschera” with Sir David Pountney and Carlo Rizzi for Welsh National Opera, 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 and Hermann Ortel in the Hallé’s concert performance of “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” with Sir Mark Elder.

Concert engagements include Mozart’s “Requiem” with the Hallé, Haydn “Theresienmesse” and Elgar “The Apostles” with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,” St Matthew Passion” with the Academy of Ancient Music, “Messiah” and “St John’s Passion” with the Hanover Band, Handel’s “Solomon” with the London Mozart Players, Purcell “Verse Anthems” with Le Banquet Céleste and Locke’s “Pysche” with Ensemble Correspondances at the Cologne Philharmonie.

As a recitalist Tristan has performed “Schwanengesang” for Oxford Lieder and Schubert’s settings of female poetry, he has toured Sweden with Schubert’s “Winterreise”, Purcell’s “Orpeheus Brittanicus” at Operá de Lille and has appeared as a guest recitalist at Blackwater Valley, Yorke Trust and Musique Cordiale.

Tristan’s concert repertoire includes all of Bach’s Passions, Mass settings, numerous Cantata’s and Magnificat, Haydn’s entire Mass settings, “The Creation”, “Die Jahreszeiten” and “Salve Regina”, Mozart’s entire mass settings, Rossini’s “Stabat Mater” and “Messe Solennelle”, Dvorak’s “Stabat Mater”, Handel’s “Messiah”, “Samson”, “Solomon”, “Theodora” and “Esther”, Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9”, “Missa Solemnis”, and “Mass in C”, 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”, Colline in “La Boheme”, Masetto in “Don Giovanni”, Sarastro in “Die Zauberflöte”, Re di Scozia in “Ariodante”, Claudio in “Agrippina”, Somnus in “Semele”, Polyphemus in “Acis and Galatea”, Alidoro in “Cenerentola”, Escamillo in “Carmen”, Balthazar in “La Favorite” and Bottom in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

In the 2023/2024 season, Tristan Hambleton makes his debut at the Salzburg State Theater as Captain Ross in the Austrian premiere of "Anthropocene".

Productions 2023/2024