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Julian Debreuil

Voice Type:

Bass-Baritone

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, French

Agent:

Ann Ferrier Artists (new website active Jan 2019)
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Opera

Zuniga
Carmen (Bizet)
Kentish Opera
2019
Colline
La Boheme (Puccini)
OperaUpClose
2019
The Gardener
The Gardeners (Robert Hugill)
Conway Hall
2019
Prince Gremin
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
Opera Loki
2018
Voice of Neptune
Idomeneo (Mozart)
Buxton Festival Opera
2018
Sarastro
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Charles Court Opera
2017
Sarastro
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
OperaUpClose/Soho Theatre
2017
Prince Gremin & Zaretsky
Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
Arcola Theatre
2017
Colline
La Boheme (Puccini)
The Mac Theatre, Birmingham
2017
Briano
Aroldo (Verdi)
UCOpera @ Theatre Royal Stratford
2017
Colline
La Boheme (Puccini)
St Andrew's Music Festival
2017
Colline
La Boheme (Puccini)
The Guildhall Theatre, Derby
2017
Alidoro
La Cenerentola (Rossini)
High Time
2016
Davenaut
Der Vampyr (Marscher)
Berwick Festival Opera/The Maltings Theatre
2016
Masetto
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Winslow Hall Opera Company
2016
The Doctor
Macbeth (Verdi)
Iford Arts
2016
Doctor Gibaud
The Dowager's Oyster (Louis Mander)
Arcola Theatre
2016
Zuniga
Carmen (Bizet)
St Andrew's Music Festival
2016
Masetto & Il Commendatore
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Salmiya Theatre, Kuwait
2016
Lorenzo
I Capuleti ei Montecchi (Bellini)
Pop-up Opera
2016
Zuniga
Carmen (Bizet)
Royal Theatre, Bury St Edmunds
2016
Zuniga
Carmen (Bizet)
Soho Theatre
2015
Masetto
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Theatre l'Italienne (Cherbourg)
2015
The Priest
EBB (Richard Knight)
Tete a Tete Opera Festival
2015
Hermann
Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach)
Les Azuriales Festival
2014
Colline
La Boheme (Puccini)
Ravenna Opera Festival
2013
Zuniga
Carmen (Bizet)
Regents Opera
2013
Baron Douphol
La Traviata (Verdi)
Opera a la Carte
2013
Don Basilio
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)
Pavilion Opera
2012
Colline
La Boheme (Puccini)
Charing Cross Theatre
2012
Colline
La Boheme (Puccini)
Soho Theatre
2011
Le Corporal
La Fille du Regiment (Donizetti)
Theatre du Passage (Neuchatel, Switzerland)
2010
Colline
La Boheme (Puccini)
Opera Project, The Tobacco Factory Theatre
2010
Nottingham
Roberto Devereux (Donizetti)
BuxtonOpera Festival
2010
Oscar
Bluebeard (Offenbach)
Buxton Opera Festival
2009

Oratorio/Concerts

Bass soloist
Mass in C Major (Beethoven)
Derby Choral Union & Derby Cathedral
2019
Bass Soloist
Excerpts from The Messiah & Foundling Hospital Ant (Handel)
The Stour Singers & The Queen's Park Sinfonia
2019
Bass-baritone Soloist
Opera arias and duets (Various)
Carshalton Opera at the Honeywood Museum
2019
Zebul
Jeptha (Handel)
Hull Bach Choir
2018
Bass soloist
Missa Solemnis (Beethoven)
Southbank Sinfonia
2018
Bass Soloist
Cantatas 21 & 29 and Mass in G minor (J. S. Bach)
Birmingham Bach Choir
2018
Bass soloist
Harmoniemesse (Haydn)
Hull Bach Choir
2017
Bass / Baritone soloist
B Minor Mass (J. S. Bach)
Plymouth Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra
2017
Bass / Baritone soloist
Johannes Passion (J. S. Bach)
The Purcell Orchestra
2017
Bass-baritone Soloist
A Sea Symphony (R. Vaughan Williams)
Hull Chorale & Grimsby Philharmonic
2017
Bass soloist
Mass in C (Beethoven)
Hull Bach Choir
2017
Bass soloist
Requiem Mass (Mozart)
Holland Park Choral Society
2016
Bass / Baritone soloist
The Messiah (Handel)
The Purcell Orchestra
2016
Bass soloist
Mass In G (Franz Schubert)
Blackheath Singers
2016
Bass Soloist
Magnificat in D BWV 243 (J. S. Bach)
Constanza Chorus & Constanza Sinfonia
2016
Christus
Matthaeus-Passion (J. S. Bach)
Hull Bach Choir
2016
Bass soloist
Le Petite Messe Solonnelle (Rossini)
The Hill Singers
2016
Bass soloist
Nelson Mass (Haydn)
St James' Spanish Place
2016
Bass Soloist
Messe de Requiem (Faure)
Sonoro, St James' Piccadilly
2016
The Kaiser
A Prussian Requiem (Jonathan Powell)
Philharmonia Orchestra
2016
Bass soloist
Christmas Oratorio (J. S. Bach)
Corelli Baroque Orchestra, Tewkesbury Abbey
2015
Bass soloist
Messe de Requiem (Faure)
Nonsuch Singers, St Martin-in-the-Fields
2015
Bass soloist
Requiem Mass (Mozart)
Esoteric Ensemble, St Mary's Kensington
2015
Bass soloist
Nelson Mass (Haydn)
Spanish Place Consort, St James' Marylebone
2015
Bass soloist
Messa di Gloria (Puccini)
Oundle & District Choral Society
2014
Bass soloist
Messa da Requiem (Verdi)
Cardinal Newman Choral Society & Philharmonia
2014
Christus
St John Passion (J. S. Bach)
London Handel Players, Chelmsford Cathedral
2014
Bass soloist
Nelson Mass (Haydn)
London Mozart Players, Cadogan Hall
2013
Bass soloist
Messe de Requiem (Duruflé)
The Chandos Choir
2013
Bass soloist
The Creation Mass (Haydn)
Buxton International Music Festival
2013
Bass soloist
Liederkreis op. 39 (R. Schumann)
Chelsea Schubert Festival
2012
Bass soloist
Vier Ernste Gesaenge (Brahms)
Christ Church Cathedral Recital Series
2012
Bass soloist
Don Quichotte a Dulcinee (Ravel)
Stuckeridge Arts & Literary Festival
2011
Bass soloist
Israel In Egypt (G.F Handel)
London Handel Players, Chelmsford Cathedral
2010
Bass soloist
Grafitti (Magnus Lindberg)
Philharmonia Orchestra
2010
Bass soloist
Fantasia on Christmas Carols (R. Vaughan Williams)
Winchester Cathedral Choir
2009

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Julian Debreuil as Zuniga (photo curtesy of Andreas Grieger)

Julian Debreuil as Zuniga 2 (photo curtesy of Andreas Grieger)

Julian Debreuil as Zuniga 3 (photo curtesy of Andreas Grieger)

Julian Debreuil headshot (photo courtesy of Mr Philip Allen)

Julian Debreuil production photo 5

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)

Competitions

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)

Italian Opera
Georg Solti Academia
2010
Baroque Opera Course
Benslow Music Trust
2008
Advanced Opera Course
Dartington International School of Music
2007
Bmus Hons
Royal College of Music
2001–2005

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.

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