Robin Tritschler


Hailed for his "radiantly lyrical" voice, Robin Tritschler has established a reputation as one of the leading tenors of today, garnering praise from critics and audiences alike for his nuanced and expressive performances on stage, as well as his refined and thoughtful programming. In 2012, Robin was selected as a BBC New Generation Artist and has performed extensively with the BBC orchestras across the UK, including appearing at the BBC Proms. Recognised as "one of the most sensitive and musical of today’s younger lieder interpreters", Robin is a regular on the lieder stage and has given recitals in many eminent venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Köln Philharmonie, Het Concertgebouw and the Kennedy Centre, and at the Aldeburgh Festival and the KlavierfestRuhr. He performs regularly with leading accompanists such as Graham Johnson, Malcolm Martineau, Iain Burnside and Julius Drake. 

In concert, Robin has appeared with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, L’Orchestre National de Lyon, Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow Virtuosi and the BBC Philharmonic, with conductors including Yannick Nézét-Séguin, Nicholas McGegan, Juanjo Mena, Kirill Karabits, Jac van Steen, Daniele Rustioni, Philippe Herreweghe, Vladimir Jurowski and Sir Mark Elder. His recent opera engagements include Fool (Wozzeck) for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) for the Welsh National Opera, and John Cage’s Europeras and Louis Andriessen’s De Materie for the RuhrTriennale festival.  Other roles include Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Narraboth (Salome), Ferrando (Così fan tutte) and Ananda (Jonathan Harvey's Wagner Dream). 

Robin's growing discography includes a widely acclaimed recital of World War One songs with Malcolm Martineau, No Exemptions No Exceptions (Signum Classics), which was awarded the BBC Music Magazine's Choral & Song Choice.  Other CDs include a critically acclaimed live recital of Schubert and Britten with Iain Burnside (Wigmore Hall Live), Mendelssohn: Complete Songs with Malcolm Martineau (Champs Hill Records) and Britten's Winter Words with Malcolm Martineau (Onyx).

This is for information only and should not be reproduced. Please contact Jonathan Turnbull  for a full biography and for performance details.

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Opera Repertoire


Fidelio (Jaquino)



L’elisir d’amore (Nemorino)



The Makropoulos Case (Janeck)


Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Belmonte)

Zaide (Sultan Solimann)

Mitridate (Marzio)
Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio)
Cosi fan tutte (Ferrando)


Il barbiere di Siviglia (Count Almaviva)


Salome (Narraboth/ First Jew) 


Otello (Rodrigo)

Concert Repertoire


[Over 90 Cantatas]
Magnificat BWV 243
Lutherian Masses 235, 236
Mass in b minor
St John Passion - Evangelist and Arias
St Matthew Passion - Evangelist and Arias
Christmas Oratorio



Mass in C major

Symphony No. 9



L’Enfance du Christ Op 25



Canticle III Op 55
Canticle II Op 51
Saint Nicolas Op 42
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op 31

Les Illuminations


War Requiem


Messe de Minuit pour Noel H9



Mass in D major Op 86
Stabat Mater



Dies Natalis



Messe Solenelle



Israel in Egypt HWV 54
Acis and Galatea
Dixit Dominus



Stabat Mater
Salve Regina g minor Hob 23b:2
Nelson Mass



Le Roi David



St Matthew Passion






Mass in C KV 317
Mass in C KV 427
Vesperae solennes de confessore KV 339
Requiem Mass KV 626



Petite Solenelle


Oratorio de Noel, Op 12



Mass in A flat
Mass in E flat



The Crucifixion



In memoriam Dylan Thomas Dirge - Cannons and Song



On Wenlock Edge

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BBC Radio 3’s Music Stars of the Future

BBC Press release - 26th September 2012
After hours of listening to performances from new artists from around the globe BBC Radio 3 today announces a list of the musicians it believes will be classical and jazz music stars of the future. The BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Scheme helps to support talented musicians to reach the next stages of their careers and brings some of the world’s most promising new talent to listeners across the UK through BBC Radio 3 broadcasts. From today, six international stars, on the turn of making their international debut are named New Generation Artists 2012.
The New Generation Artists 2012 are: tenor Robin Tritschler (Eire), classical Guitarist Sean Shibe (Scotland) who is the first classical guitarist to ever join the scheme, jazz saxophonist Trish Clowes (UK), cellist Leonard Elschenbroich (Germany), clarinettist Mark Simpson (UK), The Apollon Musagate Quartet (Poland) and violinist Elena Urioste (USA).  The New Generation Artists come from a wide field, and provide a representative cross-section of the most exciting British and international young artists.  
The scheme is in its 14th year and gives young musicians a wide range of opportunities over two years to develop their live and recorded performances for broadcast.  They will have the opportunity to go into the studio for solo chamber music recordings, make regular concerto studio recordings and live broadcasts with BBC orchestras, give lunchtime concerts from around the UK including Wigmore Hall, and are encouraged to be involved with chamber music collaborations with other New Generation Artists.  
Adam Gatehouse, Radio 3 Editor for New Generation Artists said, “It’s so wonderful to see so many talented young international musicians again this year. BBC Radio 3 is the home of classical music and is committed to jazz, the station is proud to spotlight and nurture the stars of the future whilst offering listeners an opportunity to hear world-class international artists on the radio from the comfort of their own homes.” 
BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 fronted by BBC Young Musician of the Year presenter Clemency Burton-Hill, who commented "I'm thrilled and delighted to be presenting a new season of programmes highlighting the dazzling talents of the BBC New Generation Artists. At a time when support for young musicians is increasingly challenging, the ambitious scheme provides a vital and exciting opportunity to nurture and develop some of the most brilliant international stars of tomorrow - on the concert platform, in the recording studio, and by encouraging meaningful musical partnerships with other emerging artists. It's a great honour and privilege for me to meet and work with these inspiring and wonderful musicians and I can't wait to hear what they have in store for us over the next two years!"
Last year’s cohort of New Generation Artists, who remain on the scheme for another year are: pianist Christian Ihle Hadland from Norway, violinist Veronika Eberle from Germany, Spanish mezzo-soprano Clara Mouriz, Russian pianist Igor Levit, British mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston, British soprano Ruby Hughes and the Signum Quartet from Germany. The New Generation Artists for 2012 will join the artists from 2011 on the scheme and listeners will be able to hear the New Generation Artists on-air from the 8th October with Jennifer Johnston live from the Wigmore Hall, the 2012 entrants will be broadcast from 24th December.

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Cosi fan tutte

Garsington Opera

Tritschler sang with lyrical charm Curtis Rogers, Classical Source
Robin Tritschler and Ashley Riches sang with a combination of style and technical precision. Robert Hugill, Opera Today
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

CD: No Exceptions No Exemptions

Malcolm Martineau, piano

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
Partly, the recital works so well because Tritschler and Martineau perform the songs so beautifully. Tritschler finds a lovely wide range of colours in his voice, from the incisively dramatic to the highly seductive. He has a very beautiful voice, but certainly does not coast through quite the opposite in fact. Throughout Tritschler is accompanied by Martineau in a stylish manner, in fact he is more of a partner. Planet Hugill
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. His linguistic and vocal skills combine to splendid effect in subtly colouring such fine (and little known) songs as Prokofiev's Trust Me, as well as the bitterly angry Debussy song Noel des enfants qui n'ont plus de maison, and it's good to be reminded of such minor but genuine talents as those of composers such as André Caplet, Pierre Vellones and Michael Head. Tritschler's technical and expressive skills combine throughout to bring out the best in the words as well as the music. No weak spots, but eloquent highlights in individual items by Frederick Keel, Ivor Guerney and Charles Ives.  George Hall, BBC Music Music Magazine


The Creation, September 2014

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan

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

CPE Bach

St John Passion

Cadogan Hall

...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


St Matthew Passion

Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga

El tenor Robin Tritscher fue el ejemplo definitorio de estas dos ideas, su papel como evangelista fue incontestable; posee un instrumento vocal nacido para este oratorio, lleno de matices que coronó con las distintas arias reservadas por Bach.  La Opinion de Malaga
Mención aparte merecen las voces solistas de Marcos Fink (bajo barítono), en el papel de Jesús, y, especialmente, Robin Tritschler (tenor), en el del Evangelista, quien, con una técnica y una musicalidad inusitadas, consiguió que los recitativos no se vieran reducidos a mero ensamblaje de corales y arias, sino que elevaran su condición a material lírico de primer orden. Ocio y cultura

CD: Wigmore Hall Live, Britten and Schubert

Wigmore Hall with Iain Burnside

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



Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Robin Tritschler makes a devilishly good impression as the Half-Wit.
Mark Valencia, What's On Stage


Britten Sinfonia and the Richard Alston Dance Company

Barbican Theatre

Perhaps most darkly dazzling was the neglected Hölderlin cycle, sung with precision by tenor Robin Tritschler, with velvet-toned pianist Christopher Glynn. Helen Wallace/
In this performance one felt these things being transformed into pure aural magic, a quality heightened by the angelic quality of Robin Tritschler’s tenor in the Hölderlin Fragments... Ivan Hewett/The Telegraph
Very different the performance of Les Illuminations, tremendous music tremendously played, and tremendously sung by Robin Tritschler. Clement Crisp/Financial Times
...the joyful, youthful revival of Les Illuminations, sung by tenor Robin Tritschler. Lindsey Winship/Evening Standard
The tenor, Robin Tritschler, was gorgeous – with a sweetness and restraint that seemed utterly congruent to the music and made Britten’s setting shine.

Jaime Robles,

Lammermuir Festival 2013

Holy Trinity Church Haddington soon seemed clear that there can be no greater test of a singer’s diction than to alternate items with a fine-voiced actor such as Alex Jennings. Despite music’s additional demands on pitch, breathing, phrasing, balance with piano etc., I could make out every syllable...Vocal range was impressive, whether ethereal head voice or sonorous lower notes...Tritschler alternated effectively between peaceful colours and more menacing, edgy ones which seem to inform the text and music of truly gripping nocturnes.

Alan Coady/


The Curlew

BBC Proms, Cadogan Hall

...the first-ever Proms performance of his [Peter Warlcock] song-cycle The Curlew was a significant event, and was made even more so through its superb rendering by tenor Robin Tritschler and the Conchord Ensemble.

Michael Church, The Independent

Song of Hiawatha

Three Choirs Festival, Gloucester Cathedral

Of the three soloists tenor Robin Tritschler was easily the most accomplished; a strong voice, secure from top to bottom and perfectly clear in tone and diction, he sensitively applied colouring suitable to the mood of music and words, and offered a glorious performance in his extended solo “Onaway! Awake, beloved!” Bachtrack
Of the three soloists tenor Robin Tritschler was easily the most accomplished; a strong voice, secure from top to bottom and perfectly clear in tone and diction, he sensitively applied colouring suitable to the mood of music and words, and offered a glorious performance in his extended solo “Onaway! Awake, beloved!” Bachtrack

Schubert Gala

Wigmore Hall

...tenor Robin Tritschler – very much a rising star - wrung the heart with ‘Der blinde Knabe’. Michael Church, The Independent