Robin Tritschler

Credit: Garreth Wong


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.


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    Release Date: 13 Sep 19

    Malcolm Martineau, piano

    “The creation of the Song Cycle as a new art form in the early 19th Century was paved with musical experiments and innovations. On this disc we illustrate the progress made by the great Lied composers of the day toward the cyclical perfection finally achieved by Beethoven and Schubert, and since emulated by Schumann, Loewe, Wolf, Fauré, Britten, Shostakovich and so many others.”

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    Songs by Robert Franz

    Label: Hyperion Records

    Release Date: 02 Jun 17

    A recital of Robin Tritschler and Graham Johnson’s favourite songs.

    Tenor: Robin Tritschler
    Piano: Graham Johnson

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    Label: Wigmore Hall Live

    Release Date: 24 Nov 14

    A recital of Britten and Schubert, live from the Wigmore Hall

    Tenor: Robin Tritschler
    Piano: Iain Burnside

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    'No Exceptions No Exemptions'

    Label: Signum Classics

    Release Date: 10 Nov 14

    A song recital which commemorates World War One.

    Tenor: Robin Tritschler
    Piano: Malcolm Martineau

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    01 Mar 20 Fidelio | Jacquino Antonio Pappano
    Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

    ” As Jaquino, a more vivid presence than usual in this staging, Robin Tritschler rose to the challenge, sang the part beautifully and delivered a strong, touching portrayal.”

    Helena Matheopoulos, Rhinegold Publishing, 01 April 2020


    “Robin Tritschler’s Jaquino… [gave a] fine performance…”

    Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 02 March 2020

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    06 Jan 20 Song's First Cycle: Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Weber Malcolm Martineau, piano
    Signum Classics

    “Robin Tritschler and Malcolm Martineau explore the early history of the song-cycle in this thoughtful recital, which flanks Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte, the first acknowledged work in the genre, with sets of songs that can either be viewed as the cycle’s precursors or were written in imitation. Tritschler provides the scholarly booklet notes himself, cogently arguing that Mozart’s songs from Timotheus Hermes’s then popular novel Sophiens Reise form a striking portrait of a man whose capacity for self-deprecation results in tragic isolation from humanity. He also carefully examines whether Weber’s Die vier Temperamente should be regarded as a genuine cycle or a set of songs linked by the common theme of thwarted love, that can be performed in any order, or indeed individually.

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    Tritschler sings his programme as eloquently as he writes about it. Pride of place inevitably goes to the Beethoven, where he combines something of Fritz Wunderlich’s warmth with Christian Gerhaher’s altogether darker introspection (Sony, 10/12), and is beautifully alert to the cycle’s constant shifts of emotion and mood, a quality that similarly informs his intense performance of ‘Einsamkeit’. The Weber set, characterised by an almost operatic immediacy, is by turns flippant, sorrowful, ironic and desperately sad. Tritschler’s ease and beauty of tone are very much apparent in his Mozart, while his telling yet understated way with words comes to the fore in the ‘Selam’ songs, where the extended strophic forms are apt to seem repetitive if not as carefully handled as they are here.

    He and Martineau, meanwhile, very much form an equal partnership, and you get a real sense of almost instinctive give and take between them, above all in An die ferne Geliebte, where the accompanying piano variations carry so much of the emotional weight and resonance. The recording itself is clear and spacious, though the accompanying texts and translations leave much to be desired, with whole stanzas omitted and frequent differences between what is printed and what is sung. Otherwise, this is a most distinguished recital, and highly recommended.”

    Gramophone, January 2020


    “Robin Tritschler’s reading with the ever inspirational Malcolm Martineau at the piano joins the top layer of already existing recordings. Few have sung it with such beauty of tone and warmth in delivery.

    Robin Tritschler is the possessor of one of the most beautiful and well-equalized now before the public, but what makes him stand out as a song interpreter is his inquisitive mind and innate understanding of the texts and his ability to convey their messages through his expressive handling of words. No less important is the mental and musical interplay with the ever responsive Malcolm Martineau. Tritschler’s insightful liner notes is a further asset. Every lover of art song should invest in this issue to earn a deeper understanding of the development of art song.”

    Göran Forsling, MusicWeb International, January 2020

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    19 Jul 18 Haydn: Creation (Staged) Mostly Mozart Festival 2018
    Lincoln Center, New York

    The tenor Robin Tritschler’s clear, strong voice lent authority to his portrayal of the angel Uriel.
    Anthony Tommasini, New York Times

    And Robin Tritschler was a breath of fresh air every time his silky-smooth tenor poured from his mouth.
    Cole Grissom, Broadway World Classical

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    15 Jul 18 Family Ties Robin Tritschler and Jonathan Ware
    Wigmore Hall

    This was a big recital, and the two artists were firing on all cylinders for a compelling and expansive performance of Britten’s Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, which thrived on the bel canto virility of Tritschler’s sound. Everything fell into place, the balance between vocals and piano, the sweet spots in his voice that work a devastating magic, and the imaginative bravura that carries all before it.
    Peter Reed, Classical Source

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    14 Oct 17 Robert O'Dwyer: Eithne RTE National Symphony Orchestra
    National Concert Hall Dublin

    Eithne, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
    …the singer who best sold this unfamiliar music was tenor Robin Tritschler as Ceart, the king’s son and the man destined to win Eithne’s hand. The clarity and insight that have always characterised his style seemed ideally suited to the role.
    Michael Dungan, The Irish Times

    While all the singers were remarkably good, the highlight for me was the golden-voiced Robin Tritschler singing the brave hero Ceart. From the moment he entered his taut vibrato, effortless reach and warm tone were captivating, reminding me of that legendary Irish tenor John McCormack. Tritschler’s diction of the Irish was pellucid throughout and his final moment “Móra dhaoibh” (Greetings to you) was sheer unadulterated joy.
    Andrew Larkin, Bachtrack

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    02 Jun 17 Songs by Robert Franz Graham Johnson, Piano
    Hyperion Records

    “Tritschler is a new voice on the Irish and English scenes, and he deserves credit for his adventurous attitude toward repertory as well as for his direct, appealing readings here. Recommended.”

    ★★★★ All Music


    “Tritschler confirms his credentials as a natural in Lieder. His is a voice of spring, fresh and easy on the ear, produced with a care both for clarity of diction and a true singing line.”

    Richard Wigmore, Gramophone, June 2017

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    25 Mar 17 MOZART 'Requiem' London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Royal Festival Hall, London

    “Best of all was the fresh-toned lyrical tenor, Robin Tritschler.”

    Alexander Hall, Bachtrack, 26 March 2017


    “…while tenor Robin Tritschler gave a fine ‘Mors stupebit.’”

    Colin Clarke, Seen and Heard International, 26 March 2017


    “Robin Tritschler and the wonderful Sara Mingardo were among the scrupulous solo quartet, their voices exquisitely blended, in the Recordare above all.”

    ★★★★ Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 27 March 2017


    “…Robin Tritschler’s ardent tenor.”

    Nick Breckenfield, Classical Source, 26 March 2017

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    17 Jul 16 HAYDN 'Paukenmesse' BBC Prom
    Royal Albert Hall

    “The four soloists blended well in this particular section of the work with tenor Robin Tritschler’s zesty and refreshing tones a bright counterpart…”
    Kathryn Wareham, Bachtrack, July 2016

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    04 Apr 16 Recital Gary Matthewman, piano
    Wigmore Hall, London

    “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.”
    Robert Hugill, PlanetHugill, April 2016

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    14 Dec 15 BEETHOVEN 'Missa solemnis'
    National Concert Hall, Dublin

    “Tritschler, in particular, impressed with his intense lyricism and sensitively shaped lines of music.”
    Andrew Larkin, Bachtrack, December 2015

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    07 Jun 15 MOZART 'Così fan tutte'
    Garsington Opera

    “Tritschler sang with lyrical charm”
    Curtis Rogers, Classical Source, 7 June 2015

    “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, 7 June 2015

    “Tenor Robin Tritschler and bass Ashley Riches are equally headstrong and characterful as the young men.”
    Mark Valencia, Whats On Stage, 7 June 2015

    “Robin Tritschler’s Ferrando sounds delightful in his aria ‘Un’aura amorosa'”
    George Hall, The Stage, 8 June 2015

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    01 Nov 14 'No Exceptions, No Exemptions' Malcolm Martineau, piano
    Signum Classics, CD

    “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, 7 November 2014

    “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, 13 November 2014

    “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

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    01 Sep 14 HAYDN 'The Creation' New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
    Auckland Town Hall

    “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, 1 September 2014

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    16 Apr 14 C.P.E. 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, 17 April 2014

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    01 Jan 14 BRITTEN, SCHUBERT Iain Burnside, piano
    Wigmore Hall Live, CD

    “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

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    14 Apr 18 Schubert: Schwanengesang Pianist: Inon Barnatan
    La Jolla Music Society, San Diego

    On Saturday evening, San Diegans were introduced to a heavenly sounding Irish tenor named Robin Tritschler.
    Christian Herzog, San Diego Tribune


Opera Repertoire

Fidelio Jaquino

L’elisir d’amore Nemorino

The Makropoulos Case Janeck

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

Il barbiere di Siviglia Count Almaviva

Salome Narraboth,  First Jew

Otello Rodrigo
Concert Repertoire

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

Mass in C major
Symphony No. 9

L’enfance du Christ

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

Messe de Minuit pour Noel

Mass in D major
Stabat Mater

Dies Natalis

Messe Solenelle

Acis and Galatea
Dixit Dominus
Israel in Egypt

The Creation
Nelson Mass
Stabat Mater
Salve Regina

Le Roi David

St Matthew Passion


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

Oratorio de Noel
Petite Solenelle

Mass in A flat
Mass in E flat

The Crucifixion

In Memoriam Dylan Thomas

On Wenlock Edge