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.
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 the 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.
With Welsh National Opera, Robin’s operatic roles include Count Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia, Nemorino L’elisir d’amore, Narraboth Salome, Ferrando Così fan tutte, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni and Belmonte Die Entführung aus dem Serail. He recently made his debut with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden in Wozzeck, and with Garsington Opera as Ferrando. Robin also enjoys performing contemporary opera, creating the tenor roles in Roger Waters’ Ça Ira and Will Gregory’s Piccard in Space, and appearing in Jonathan Harvey’s Wagner Dream (WNO) and productions of John Cage’s Europeras 1 & 2, and Louis Andriessen’s De Materie with the RuhrTriennale Festival and in his debut for the Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires.
Robin frequently appears in recital at London’s Wigmore Hall with leading accompanists Graham Johnson, Malcolm Martineau, Iain Burnside and Julius Drake. He has also performed recitals at many other renowned venues such as the Köln Philharmonie, Het Concertgebouw, and 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. He also broadcasts regularly across Europe, including the Britten Centenary Song recitals for Radio France and the Danish Radio. His growing discography includes a critically acclaimed recording of Britten's Winter Words with Malcolm Martineau (Onyx), Poulenc: The Complete Songs with Graham Johnson (Hyperion), a recording of World War One songs with Malcolm Martineau, and a Britten and Schubert disc with Iain Burnside as part of the Wigmore Hall Live series.
Recent seasons have seen Robin in concert with Ensemble Pygmalion for Mozart’s Mass in C at the Salzburg Festival, Britten’s War Requiem in Katowice with Charles Dutoit, C Minor Mass with the Bayerische Rundfunk (Blomstedt) and recital appearances at Wigmore Hall and the Amsterdam Het Concertgebouw. Robin also returned to the Royal Opera House as Jaquino Fidelio (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.
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