Wokingham Choral Society
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Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:
2nd April, 2016, University of Reading in Handel Dixit Dominus, Mozart Vespers
Tristan Hambleton Bass
Born in London, Tristan Hambleton studied at St John's College Cambridge, Heidelberg Universität and then at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Whilst at RAM, he was awarded the inaugural ABRSM scholarship, a Countess of Munster Trust Scholarship and the D'oyly Carte Trust Scholarship.
Having graduated from RAM Opera school in 2015 he will make his Glyndebourne debut in 2016 creating the role of Karl in David Bruce's new opera Nothing as part of a Glyndebourne/ROH joint commission and sing the role of Balthazar in Donizetti's La favourite for UCO at London's Theatre Royal, Stratford.
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, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and with various UK orchestras in London's concert halls.
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 and The London Mozart Players at such venues as The Sheldonian, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. On the opera stage he has appeared as Re di Scozia in Handel's Ariodante for RAO directed by Paul Curran and conducted by Jane Glover, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro for Hampstead Garden Opera directed by Bruno Ravella, Somnus in Semele for Jackdaw's and Bottom in Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream at the Edinburgh Fringe for Shadwell Opera.
In Wagner's bicentenary year Tristan was asked by Sir Mark Elder to sing the role of Hermann Ortel in the Halle's concert performance of Die Meistersinger Act III at the Bridgewater Hall and has since been invited back to sing the Bass solos in the Mozart Requiem at the Bridgewater with the orchestra.
In scenes taken from the operas he has played many roles including Achilla in Giulio Cesare, Guglielmo & Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Masetto & Leporello in Don Giovanni, Publio in La clemenza di Tito, Don Magnifico in Cenerentola, Nick Shadow in The Rake's Progress and Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring.
Tristan is a Josephine Baker Trust Artist, a Jackdaws Young Artist and a Samling Artist. Having studied for a degree in History of Art at Cambridge he also teaches Art History in Italy and has given lectures in the UK.