Julian Debreuil has garnered praise from critics in recent years for his ‘rich and powerful’ voice.
He studied in London with Adrian Thompson and in Italy with Paolo Speca and was the recipient of awards from the Wingate Foundation, English Speaking Union, Musicians Benevolent Fund, Royal Society of Musicians, and the Josephine Baker Trust.
In addition, he was a finalist in the Schubert Society Competition, the London Song Festival Competition, and was also commended by the Wagner Society of London as having a ‘bright, powerful sound full of vocal color’.
On the opera stage, Julian’s voice is ideally suited to the Classical and Romantic genres. He has performed the roles of Masetto and Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni) for Le Festival de La Vezerre and Les Azuriales Festival; Colline (La Boheme) for the Ravenna Opera Festival and OperaUpClose; Il Dottore Grenvil (La Traviata) at Il Teatro Comunale in Vittoria, Sicily; Daland (Der Fliegende Hollaender) for the Washington State Wagner Society; Lord Talbot (Maria Stuarda) for 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) with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra; Missa Solemnis (Beethoven) with the Southbank Sinfonia; Johannes-Passion (J. S. Bach) with the London Handel Players; The Messiah (Handel) with the Orquesta de Valencia.
Julian lives in London with his wife and daughter. When he is not rehearsing and performing he enjoys spending time with his family, reading history and psychology, boxing, cycling, squash, and yoga.