Julian Hubbard

Current as of August 2023

Prior to his Salzburg Festival debut as Panais (The Greek Passion), during the 2022/23 season the English tenor Julian Hubbard sang Baltasar Mateus in Azio Corghi’s Blimunda at the Teatro de São Carlos in Lisbon, Froh (Das Rheingold) at the English National Opera and Skuratov (From the House of the Dead) at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome. In the 2023/24 season his appearances will include Vaudémont in the Tchaikovsky production Jolanthe und der Nussknacker, and Siegmund in a concert performance of the first act of Die Walküre at the Vienna Volksoper, along with Froh and Peter Quint (The Turn of the Screw) at La Monnaie in Brussels.
His past engagements have included Tichon (Káťa Kabanová) and Cassius in the world premiere of Giorgio Battistelli’s Julius Caesar at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, the title role of Parsifal at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra and at La Monnaie, Siegmund at Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Hoffmann (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) at the Irish National Opera and at the Baden State Theatre in Karlsruhe, Victorin / Gaston (Die tote Stadt) with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and First Priest in Dallapiccola’s Il prigioniero at La Monnaie and the Stuttgart State Opera. He has also sung Jimmy Mahoney (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny) with the Opera Theatre Company in Ireland, Huntsman (Rusalka) and Malcolm (Macbeth) at La Monnaie, the Forester (Rusalka) for Scottish Opera, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) for Longborough Festival Opera, Don José (Carmen) for Lyric Opera Ireland, Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) for the Irish National Opera, Juan in Henze’s Das Wundertheater at the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte in Montepulciano and Pontio Pilato (Das Liebesverbot) at London’s Cadogan Hall.
Julian Hubbard’s concert repertory includes Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Seasons, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Verdi’s Requiem and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria. He has appeared at the Edinburgh and Aldeburgh Festivals, at the Wigmore Hall and for BBC Radio 3. He has worked with conductors such as Fabio Luisi, Richard Bonynge, Adam Fischer, Carlo Rizzi, Alain Altinoglu, Paolo Carignani, Stuart Stratford and Anthony Negus, and with directors including Graham Vick, Stefan Herheim, Andrea Breth, Antony McDonald, Stewart Laing and Alfred Kirchner. He trained at the Royal College of Music and at the National Opera Studio in London. He currently studies with Janice Chapman and Julian Gavin.

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