Born in London, Tristan Hambleton studied at St John’s College, Cambridge, Heidelberg Universität and then at the Royal Academy of Music, London. During his time at RAM, he was awarded the inaugural ABRSM scholarship, a Countess of Munster Trust Scholarship and the D’Oyly Carte Trust Scholarship. After graduating from the RAM Opera School in 2015, Tristan went on to make his professional debut creating the role of Karl in the world première of David Bruce’s youth opera Nothing at Glyndebourne, a joint commission with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Balthazar in Donizetti’s La Favorite for University College Opera at London’s Theatre Royal Stratford.
In recent years Tristan has worked regularly with Welsh National Opera where in addition to singing Tom Un Ballo in Maschera, he covered the roles of Masetto Don Giovanni, Alidoro Cenerentola, Alcade La Forza del Destino, Colline La Bohème, Bonze Madama Butterfly and roles in War & Peace. Further recent engagements include Messiah with Marc Minkowski in Bordeuax and Île de Ré, Purcell Odes and Welcome Songs with Le Banquet Celeste in Operá de Rennes, a Swedish tour of Schubert’s Winterreise, Quince in Britten’s A Misdummer Night’s Dream for Nevill Holt Opera, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence Mozart Residency, Rossini’s Péchés de Vieillesse at Auditorio de Tenerife, and Marchese d’Obigny in La Traviata for Opéra de Bordeaux.
In his 2019-20 season Tristan joined the cast of The Indian Queen conducted by Emmanuelle Haim with Le Concert D’Astree. On the concert platform he sings Pilatus St John Passion with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester the at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, and with The Hanover Band, a recital at Operá de Lille, Schubert’s Schwanengesang for Oxford Lieder, Joubert St Mark’s Passion at Chester Cathedral, Missa Solemnis at Canterbury Cathedral, Haydn’s Harmonie Mass at the University of East Anglia, and Rossini chamber songs in Tenerife.