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Musicians Benevolent Fund (2013)
Royal Society of Musicians (2013)
English Speaking Union (2010)
Solti Academia (2010)
Benslow Music Trust (2008)
Dartington International Summer School Advanced Opera Course (2007)
Wingate Foundation (2007)
Josephine Baker Trust (2005)
Finalist Schubert Society of Britain (2016)
Finalist Hampshire Singer of the Year (2006)
Finalist RCM English Song Competition (2005)
Finalist John Warner Memorial Award (2002)
'Julian Debreuil sang Gremin's aria with great authority' - Peter Rees writing for Opera, Eugene Onegin (2018)
'Julian Debreuil used his rich and powerful voice to good effect' - Paul Gray writing for Reviews Gate, Birmingham Bach Choir (2018)
Prince Gremin's aria, sung by Julian Debreuil, was brilliantly sung and full of wonder' - Mary Nguyen writing for Cross-Eyed Pianist, Eugene Onegin (2018)
'A strong and clearly sung bass by Julian Debreuil' - Mark Ronan writing for Theatre Reviews / Aroldo (UCOpera, 2017) (2017)
'Briano doesn't get any big solo but Julian Debreuil's sturdy bass made his presence felt' - Mark Pullinger writing for Backmesser's Quill / Aroldo (UCOpera, 2017) (2017)
'Fantastic singing without impairment' - Dean Wood writing for EverythingTheatre / Die Zauberfloete (Charles Court Opera, 2017) (2017)
'High points of an exceptional evening include Julian Debreuil's Sarastro, his voice particularly stunning on the low notes' - John Watson writing for Shawsheet / Die Zauberfloete (Charles Court Opera 2017) (2017)
'Julian Debreuil had an imposing voice and presence... stentorian' - Robert Hugill writing for Planethugill / Die Zauberfloete (Charles Court Opera, 2017) (2017)
'Julian Debreuil is a sturdy Briano' - Anna Picard writing for The Times / Aroldo (UCOpera, 2017) (2017)
'Julian Debreuil lends his sonorous, euphonic voice to the kind and wise Sarastro' - Verity Williams writing for LondonTheatres / Die Zauberfloete (Charles Court Opera, 2017) (2017)
'Julian Debreuil sings emotively as Sarastro' - Maryam Philpott writing for Reviewshub / Die Zauberfloete (Charles Court Opera, 2017) (2017)
'A very good singer - a bright attractive voice full of vocal colour.' - The Wagner Society (2016)
'Julian Debreuil is pugnacious and well-chiselled of voice.' - Opera Magazine on Don Giovanni at Winslow Hall Opera (2016)
'Julian Debreuil, as Lorenzo, rises to the challenge and sings with unrestrained passion throughout.' - Mary Nyugen on I Capuleti ei Montecchi (2016)
'Julian Debreuil stands out as an edgy Zuniga' - The Guardian on Carmen at The Soho Theatre (2015)
'Julian Debreuil sings with power and sonority. His interpretation of this role is wonderful.' - Classic Toulouse on Don Giovanni at Les Azuriales Festival (2014)
'Julian Debreuil's aria is heartbreakingly beautiful' - WhatsOnStage on La Boheme at The Charing Cross Theatre (2013)
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, Doctor Grenvil in La Traviata at Il Teatro Communal di Vittoria in Sicily, 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.
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