Julian Debreuil

bass-baritone

Julian Debreuil has garnered praise in recent years for his vocal power and compelling acting. His rich voice is ideally suited to the Classical and Romantic operatic and concert repertoire.

Julian studied at the Royal College of Music and the Academia Georg Solti. He is the recipient of major awards from the Wingate Foundation, English Speaking Union, Musicians Benevolent Fund, Royal Society of Musicians, Josephine Baker, Countess of Munster and Benslow Music Trusts and was also 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 and St Martin’s Chorus at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Mass in C Beethoven with the Derby Choral Union, Nelson Mass Haydn with St James' Spanish Place, Messa da Requiem Verdi with the Holland Park Choral Society, Cantatas 21 & 29 Bach with the Birmingham Bach Choir and La Boheme Puccini on tour with OperaUpClose.

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 Cherbourg, Le Theatre du Passage Neuchatel, Diva Opera, Salmiya Opera Theatre Kuwait, UCOpera and OperaUpClose.

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.