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Julian Debreuil

Julian Debreuil is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and the Georg Solti Accademia. During his time as a student 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 Award, Benslow Music Trust and was a finalist in the John Warner Memorial Award and Hampshire Singer of the Year competitions. After completing his studies Julian became a member of the Welsh National Opera Company with whom he performed at home in the Millennium Centre and on tour throughout the UK and abroad for the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

Julian's vast experience on the oratorio circuit has taken him to important venues in the UK and abroad in music ranging from the Baroque to the late Romantic. Recent highlights include Haydn Nelson Mass with the London Mozart Players at Cadogan Hall, J. S. Bach Johannes-Passion with the London Handel Players in Chelmsford Cathedral, Verdi Messa da Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, Elgar The Dream of Gerontius with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra at the Leiszhalle, Handel The Messiah with the London Festival Orchestra in St James' Piccadilly and J. S. Bach Weihnachts-Oratorium with the Corelli Baroque Orchestra in Tewkesbury Abbey and St John Smith Square.

Julian has worked for major touring companies and theatres in the UK such as Welsh National Opera, Soho Theatre, Charing Cross Theatre, Diva Opera, Pavilion Opera, Regents Opera and OperaUpClose. Further afield he has sung roles with theatres and festivals in France, Italy and Switzerland such as Le Theatre l'Italienne, Les Azuriales Festival, Festival de la Vezere, Le Theatre du Passage and the Ravenna Opera Festival. With a voice ideally suited to the romantic repertoire, these form the core of Julian's forthcoming operatic roles. The final months of 2015 saw him completing a national tour of Il Barbiere di Siviglia with OperaUpClose at the Auden Theatre, Hazlitt Theatre and the Brewhouse Theatre in which he sang the role of Don Basilio. Early 2016 starts with performances of Colline in La Boheme at the G-Live Festival and the Lincoln Arts Centre, followed by the roles of both Masetto and Il Commendatore in the Salmiya Theatre's production of Don Giovanni and Zuniga in a revival of OperaUpClose's Carmen which tours the UK throughout next year, initial venues including the Bury Theatre Royal, London Artsdepot, Salisbury Playhouse and the Poole Lighthouse Theatre. During this time Julian will also be touring the UK with Pop-Up Opera as Lorenzo in their new production of I Capuleti ei Montecchi. Upon completing this tour Julian will then sing the role of the Doctor in Verdi’s Macbeth for Iford Arts Opera, followed by another portrayal of the role of Masetto in Don Giovanni, this time for Winslow Hall Opera Company.

Future concert engagements include the Powell Prussian Requiem with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, Haydn Nelson Mass with the Spanish Place Ensemble, J. S. Bach Matthaeus-Passion with the Hull Bach Choir, Faure Requiem with Sonoro at St James’ Piccadilly, Saint-Saens Requiem with the St Mary Magdalene Orchestra, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle with the Raynes Park Choral Society and J. S. Bach Magnificat with the Constanza Chorus in Cadogan Hall.