Tristan Harkcom (bass) is a third year undergraduate student at Girton College, University of Cambridge, where he studies music. His primary interest at Cambridge has been nineteenth-century opera and above all Wagner. His final-year dissertation on Wagner’s portrayal of race in Der Ring des Nibelungen was supervised by Professor John Deathridge. He sings with Girton College Chapel Choir, where he is a choral exhibitioner. Recently he has been delighted to take on a number of singing and acting roles including Major General Stanley (Pirates of Penzance, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge) and creating the role of the Narrator (Bad Advice, Corpus Playroom, Cambridge). Upcoming engagements include Firmin (The Phantom of the Opera, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge), King Gama (Princess Ida, International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, Harrogate) and Captain Corcoran (H.M.S. Pinafore, Minack Theatre, Cornwall).