Tristan Entwistle – baritone
Australian baritone Tristan Entwistle completed his Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium in 2015 under the tuition of Ms Maree Ryan. Coming from an instrumental background as a violinist, he developed his love for the stage performing in music theatre. In 2014, he further developed his stage abilities in Munich, Germany, workshoping opera scenes with Ms Marita Knobel, formerly of the Bayerische Staatsoper and Oper Köln. He also worked with vocal coaches Kimberly Barber and Narelle Martinez during this time.
In 2015, Tristan performed his debut as Guglielmo in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte with Operantics, a new company in which he is a founding member, artistic adviser and translator (surtitles). He also performed the role of Giuseppe in Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney’s production of The Gondoliers, and was a soloist in the Sydney Conservatorium’s 100th anniversary performance of Mass by Leonard Bernstein at the Sydney Opera House. He has performed as a soloist with various NSW ensembles, including the Manly Warringah Choir, Phoenix Choir Blackheath, Sydney Youth Orchestras PSO, the Conservatorium High School Orchestra, Eastern Sydney Chamber choir and at the Blackheath Choral Festival. He was also the bass scholar at the Choir of Christ Church Saint Laurence, Sydney.
In 2016, as he commences postgraduate studies at the conservatorium, Tristan will perform the role of Baron Douphol in La Traviata with Opera New England, and will debut the role of Old Yue in Chang’E and the Moon, a new opera by Rowen Fox. With Operantics, he will perform the role of Edmund Bertram in the Australian premiere of Mansfield Park, direct their double bill of Gentlemen’s Island by Joseph Horovitz and The Telephone by Gian-Carlo Menotti, and will conduct their production of Bellini’s La Sonambula. The company will also rework their 2015 Cosi Fan Tutte for performance with the Penrith Symphony Orchestra.