Julian Debreuil

bass-baritone

Julian Debreuil has garnered praise in recent years for his considerable vocal power and compelling acting. His ‘rich and powerful’ voice is used to good effect in a broad range of operatic and concert repertoire, with a focus on the Romantic and Verismo genres.

Julian studied at the Royal College of Music and the Academia Georg Solti. He is the recipient of awards from the Wingate Foundation, English Speaking Union, Musicians Benevolent Fund, Royal Society of Musicians, Josephine Baker and Countess of Munster Trusts and was a finalist in the Schubert Society of London, London Song Festival, John Warner Memorial Award and Hampshire National Singing Competitions. In addition, he was commended by the Wagner Society of London as having 'a powerful, attractive sound with a great deal of vocal colour'.

Engagements for the 2018-19 season currently include Missa Solemnis Beethoven with the Southbank Sinfonia at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Mass in C Beethoven with the Derby Choral Union, Cantatas 21 & 29 Bach with the Birmingham Bach Choir, Colline in La Boheme Puccini with OperaUpClose, Zuniga in Carmen Bizet for Kentish Opera and The Gardener in the world premiere of The Gardeners Hugill at Conway Hall.

The 2017-18 season included Oracle of Neptune in Idomeneo Mozart for Buxton Festival Opera; Sarastro in The Magic Flute Mozart at the Soho Theatre; Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky at The Arcola Festival and also for Opera Loki on tour across France and the UK; Jeptha Handel with the Hull Bach Choir; Title role in Elijah Mendelssohn for the Dulwich Choral Society, The Messiah Handel and Johannes-Passion Bach with the Purcell Orchestra at St Mary Abbots Kensington and Maria Theresa Mass Haydn with the Grimsby Choral Society.

In previous years Julian has sung roles for the Ravenna Opera Festival, Iford Arts Festival, Opera Project, Le Theatre l'Italienne de Cherbourg, Le Theatre du Passage de Neuchatel, Diva Opera, Salmiya Opera Theatre of Kuwait and University College Opera.

Recent concert work includes Messa da Requiem Verdi with the Philharmonia Orchestra, The Apostles Elgar with the BBC Concert Orchestra, The Dream of Gerontius Elgar and Ein Deutches Requiem Brahms with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Die Schoepfung Haydn with the London Mozart Players, Israel in Egypt Handel and Johannes-Passion Bach with the London Handel Players.