Robin Tritschler


Acclaimed for his "radiantly lyrical" voice, Irish tenor Robin Tritschler has garnered praise from critics and audiences for his performances. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music and was a BBC New Generation Artist.

This season Robin will make his debut with the Wiener Symphoniker as the Evangelist in Bach's St Matthew Passion and will continue with that repertoire on a European tour with Damien Guillon and Le Banquet Céleste. Robin will also join Raphaél Pichon and the Munich Philharmonic for concerts of Mozart's Mass in C minor and join the London Symphony Orchestra for Bruckner's Te Deum conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann. He will also make a return to the Oxford International Song Festival for two recitals; Die schöne Müllerin with Graham Johnson and a curated programme that features William Blake as both poet and artist with pianist Christopher Glynn.

22/23 saw Robin join Nathalie Stutzmann and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for their season opening with performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. He returned later as the Evangelist in performances of Bach's St Matthew Passion. Robin also joined the Ulster Orchestra for Haydn's The Creation (Daniele Rustioni), the Orchestra della Toscana for Britten's Serenade (Michele Spotti), the Finnish Baroque Orchestra for Bach's St John Passion and Ensemble Pygmalion for Mendelssohn's Lobgesang. Robin also sang Bach's Christmas Oratorio with the Oslo Domkor and later with the Dresdner Kreuzchor.

Recent seasons have seen Robin in concert with Le Concert Spirituel and Hervé Niquet for performances of Mozart's Requiem recorded for release on Alpha Classics, Ensemble Pygmalion for Mozart's Massin C minor at the Salzburg Festival, Britten's War Requiem in Katowice with Charles Dutoit, and Mass in C minor with the Bayerische Rundfunk (Blomstedt) . Robin sang the Evangelist in Theater Basel's new production of St Matthew Passion, a coproduction with Deutsche Oper Berlin, staged by Benedikt von Peter, and returned to the Royal Opera House as Jaquino Fide/io (Pappano). Further highlights have seen the opening recital of Wigmore Hall's 2017/18 season, Scwhanengesang in San Diego with Inon Barnatan, St John Passion in Dresden and Salzburg with Herreweghe; appearances with Pygmalion (Raphael Pichon), NDR Hannover, London Philharmonic and Royal Concertgebouw orchestras; a return to the Risor Chamber Music Festival; and his debut for the Bregenz Festival in a newly commissioned opera by Thomas Larcher, The Hunting Gun.

In concert, Robin has appeared with many leading orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Nathalie Stutzmann and Vladimir Jurowski), L'Orchestre National de Lyon (Yutaka Sado), Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (Edo de Waart), the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (Philippe Herreweghe), the Moscow Virtuosi (Vladimir Spivakov), and the BBC Philharmonic (Juanjo Mena). With the RTE Concert Orchestra, Robin performed Messiah before Pope Benedict XVI to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Vatican State and gave the UK premiere of CPE Bach's St John Passion with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Kirill Karabits.

Robin has sung with Welsh National Opera, including Count Almaviva Barbiere diSiviglia, Nemorino L'eisir d'amore, Narraboth Sa/ome, Ferrando Cosi fan tutte, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni and Belmonte Die Entführung aus dern Serail. He made his debut with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden in Wozzeck, and with Garsington Opera as Ferrando. Robin also created the tenor roles in Roger Waters' Ca Ira and Will Gregory's Piccard in Space and appearing in Jonathan Harvey's Wagner Dream (WNO) and productions of John Cage's Europeras 7&2, and Louis Andriessen's De Materie with the RuhrTriennale Festival and in his debut for the Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires.

Robin is a superb recitalist. He appears regularly at London's Wigmore Hall with leading accompanists Graham Johnson, Malcolm Martineau, lain Burnside, and Julius Drake. He has performed recitals at many other renowned venues such as the Köln Philharmonie, Het Concertgebouw, the Kennedy Centre (Washington DC), and at the Aldeburgh Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival, the KlavierfestRuhr and the West Cork Chamber Music Festival. In 2012 Robin was selected as a BBC New Generation Artist and has broadcast extensively with their orchestras, including appearing at the BBC Proms with Sir Mark Elder.

His growing discography includes a critically acclaimed recording of Britten's Winter Words with Malcolm Martineau (Onyx), Pou/enc: The Complete Songs with Graham Johnson (Hyperion), a recording of World War One songs with Malcolm Martineau, and a Britten and Schubert disc with lain Burnside as part of the Wigmore Hall Live series.

Updated: 28/09/2023

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