Tenor

Robin Tritschler

Credit: Garreth Wong

Introduction

Irish tenor Robin Tritschler graduated from the Royal Academy of Music and was a BBC New Generation Artist. He performed with the Welsh National Opera (Almaviva, Nemorino, Narraboth, Ferrando, Don Ottavio and Belmonte), Nantes Opera, Stadttheater Klagenfurt and La Monnaie; in concert with the BBC Philharmonic, BBC Symphony and Scottish Chamber orchestras, London Philharmonic Orchestra (Jurowski and Nézet-Séguin), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (Karabits) and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (de Waart), and at the BC Proms (Sir Mark Elder). He performs regularly in recital at Wigmore Hall, also appearing in Cologne, Amsterdam and Washington, as well as for the Aldeburgh and Aix-en-Provence festivals. His recording of World War One songs on Signum with Malcolm Martineau is critically acclaimed. In the 2016/17 season he appears with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Nathalie Stutzmann), Bayerische Rundfunk and NDR Hannover, and on tour with Collegium Vocale (Philippe Herreweghe) and Pygmalion (Raphael Pichon). He makes his debut with the Teatro Colon Buenos Aires.


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Performance Schedule

Performance Schedule

Discography

 
  • 17 Jul 16 HAYDN 'Paukenmesse' BBC Prom
    Royal Albert Hall
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    “The four soloists blended well in this particular section of the work with tenor Robin Tritschler’s zesty and refreshing tones a bright counterpart…”
    Bachtrack, Kathryn Wareham, July 2016

  • 04 Apr 16 Recital Gary Matthewman, piano
    Wigmore Hall, London
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    “As a performer, Robin Tritschler is a great story teller, each song becomes a little narrative. Not in the operatic sense, but very much in the sense of someone confiding something fascinating and involving. Each song was given its own particular character, and clearly words really mean something to him. Not only was his diction admirably clear, but there was a sense of the primacy of the words in the mix, admirably combined with a lovely sense of line.”
    PlanetHugill, Robert Hugill, April 2016

  • 14 Dec 15 BEETHOVEN 'Missa solemnis'
    National Concert Hall, Dublin
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    “Tritschler, in particular, impressed with his intense lyricism and sensitively shaped lines of music.”
    Bachtrack, Andrew Larkin, December 2015

  • 03 Aug 15 MOZART 'Così fan tutte'
    Garsington Opera
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    “Tritschler sang with lyrical charm”
    Curtis Rogers, Classical Source

    “Robin Tritschler was a mellifluous Ferrando, melting hearts in “Un aura amorosa”, the second verse of which was taken at a honeyed pianissimo.”
    Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack

    “tenor Robin Tritschler and bass Ashley Riches are equally headstrong and characterful as the young men.”
    Mark Valencia, Whats On Stage

    “Robin Tritschler’s Ferrando sounds delightful in his aria ‘Un aura amorosa'”
    George Hall, The Stage

  • 01 Nov 14 'No Exceptions, No Exemptions' Malcolm Martineau, piano
    Signum Classics, CD
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    “Tritschler is communicative in the English-language songs and his imaginative reach extends to largely forgotten composers such as William Denis Browne, Benjamin Dale, Rudi Stephan and Pierre Vellones.”
    Richard Fairman, Financial Times

    “The gifted tenor Robin Tritschler’s singing is nuanced sensitively, while the pianist Malcolm Martineau is, as always, an astute partner.”
    Stephen Pettitt, The Sunday Times

    “Armed with Malcolm Martineau as his accompanist, he [Robin Tritschler] throws himself into his thoughtful recital No Exceptions No Exemptions with winning dedication”
    Goeff Brown, The Times

    “Robin Tritschler in wonderfully eloquent form, showcasing a wide range of timbre and expression in these 32 songs from Delius and Debussy… Caplet to Cecil Coles, Earnest Farrar and Arthur Bliss – and he ends with Charles Ives’s ‘In Flanders Field’.”
    Andrew McGregor, Radio 3 CD Review

    “Robin Tritschler has put together an uncommonly thoughtful and enterprising programme. But he’s done more than that because he’s also executed the programme extremely well. I enjoyed his singing very much and I particularly admired the consistent clarity of both his tone and diction. At every turn he’s partnered expertly and perceptively by Malcolm Martineau. This is an admirable and stimulating musical commemoration of the Great War, valuable not least for the way it shines light on some lesser-known composers and songs. I’ve found listening to it a fascinating and rewarding experience.”
    John Quinn, MusicWeb International

    “The Irish tenor Robin Tritschler proves yet again that he is one of the most sensitive and musical of today’s younger lieder interpreters, his plangent timbre matched to a fine sense of word and mood.”
    Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph

    “Together with his superb pianist partner Malcolm Martineau, the Irish tenor Robin Tritschler proves an expert guide to all this material. … Tritschler’s technical and expressive skills combine throughout to bring out the best in the words as well as the music.”
    George Hall, BBC Music Music Magazine

  • 01 Sep 14 HAYDN 'The Creation' New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
    Auckland Town Hall
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    “The plangent tones of tenor soloist Robin Tritschler almost seemed, not inappropriately, to be channelling the Evangelist from the Bach Passions in his recitatives. His best moments were in the solo arias, particularly “In native worth and honour clad”, and he blended gorgeously with Pierard. Of the three soloists, he was the most attentive to the text.”
    Simon Holden, Bachtrack

  • 16 Apr 14 C.P.E. BACH 'St John Passion'
    Cadogan Hall
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    “what made the evening unforgettable was the presence of tenor Robin Tritschler in the narrative role of the Evangelist. His German diction was as natural as everyday conversation, but the soaring sweetness of his sound conferred an exalted nobility on every detail of this time-worn tale.”
    Michael Church, The Independent

  • 01 Jan 14 BRITTEN, SCHUBERT Iain Burnside, piano
    Wigmore Hall Live, CD
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    “Tritschler’s subtlety and responsiveness have never been so keenly captured on disc. Britten’s Hölderlin settings can often seem sparse, obscure even; not here, the tenor carving from these dense miniatures an emotional landscape transcending the work’s ten-or-so minutes. Six Schubert songs and a brace of Brittenised folksongs are at an equally high level, as is the sonic tapestry woven by Burnside.”
    Editor’s Choice, Classical Music Magazine

    “On the strength of this disc and his recent Signum release of songs from the Great War, Tritschler is a serious new fixture of art-song.”
    Alexandra Coghlan, Gramophone, March 2015

Repertoire

Opera Repertoire

BEETHOVEN
Fidelio Jaquino

DONIZETTI
L’elisir d’amore Nemorino

JANACEK
The Makropoulos Case Janeck

MOZART
Die Entführung aus dem Serail Belmonte
Zaïde Sultan Solimann
Mitridate Marzio
Don Giovanni Don Ottavio
Cosiì fan tutte Ferrando

ROSSINI
Il barbiere di Siviglia Count Almaviva

STRAUSS
Salome Narraboth,  First Jew

VERDI
Otello Rodrigo
Concert Repertoire

BACH
Cantatas (various)
Christmas Oratorio
Magnificat
Lutherian Masses 235, 236
Mass in B minor
St John Passion Evangelist & Arias
St Matthew Passion Evangelist & Arias

BEETHOVEN
Mass in C major
Symphony No. 9

BERLIOZ
L’enfance du Christ

BRITTEN
Canticle III Op 55
Canticle II Op 51
Les Illuminations
Nocturne
Saint Nicolas
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
War Requiem

CHARPENTIER
Messe de Minuit pour Noel

DVORAK
Mass in D major
Stabat Mater

FINZI
Dies Natalis

GOUND
Messe Solenelle

HANDEL
Acis and Galatea
Dixit Dominus
Israel in Egypt
Messiah

HAYDN
The Creation
Nelson Mass
Stabat Mater
Salve Regina

HONEGGER
Le Roi David

KVERNO
St Matthew Passion

LEHAR
Fieber

MOZART
Mass in C KV 317
Mass in C KV 427
Requiem Mass
Vesperae solennes de confessore 

ROSSINI
Oratorio de Noel
Petite Solenelle

SCHUBERT
Mass in A flat
Mass in E flat

STAINER
The Crucifixion

STRAVINSKY
In Memoriam Dylan Thomas

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
On Wenlock Edge