Julian Debreuil has garnered praise from critics in recent years for his ‘rich and powerful’ voice. He sings a broad range of operatic and concert repertoire, with a focus on the Romantic era.
Julian studied in London with Adrian Thompson and in Tuscany with Paolo Speca. During this time he was the recipient of awards from the Wingate Foundation, English Speaking Union, Musicians Benevolent Fund, Royal Society of Musicians, Josephine Baker Trust, Countess of Munster Trust 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 highly 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 include Missa Solemnis Beethoven with the Southbank Sinfonia at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Cantatas 21 & 29 Bach with the Birmingham Bach Choir, Doctor Grenvil in La Traviata Verdi at Il Teatro Comunale Vittora in Sicily, Colline in La Boheme Puccini and Talbot in Maria Stuarda Donizetti with OperaUpClose 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 the Buxton Festival Opera; Sarastro in Die Zauberfloete Mozart at the Soho Theatre; Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky at The Arcola Festival; Jeptha Handel with the Hull Bach Choir; 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 for the Ravenna Opera Festival, Opera Municipale, Longborough Opera Festival, Iford Arts Festival, Opera Project, Le Theatre l'Italienne de Cherbourg, Le Theatre du Passage de Neuchatel, 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.