Julian Hubbard made his Irish National Opera debut in the title role of Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, followed by the role of Pinkerton in Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Most recently he made his role debut in the title role of Wagner's Parsifal in the new Graham Vick production in Palermo. Other recent and future engagements include The Tales of Hoffmann (Badische Staatsoper), Priest in Dallapiccola’s Il prigioniero (Théâtre de la Monnaie and Oper Stuttgart), Malcolm in Verdi’s Macbeth, and Il messaggero in Verdi’s Aida (La Monnaie, Brussels), Don José in Bizet’s Carmen and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Lyric Opera Productions, Dublin), and Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Longborough Festival Opera). Past engagements have included Jimmy Mahoney in Weill’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Opera Theatre Company), Huntsman/Prince in Dvořák’s Rusalka (La Monnaie and Scottish Opera), Walther in Wagner’s Tannhäuser (Longborough Festival Opera), Juan in Henze’s Das Wundertheater (Montepulciano Festival), and Pontio Pilato in Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot (in concert in London and appearances with English National Opera and Opera Holland Park).
His concert repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn's The Seasons, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and Verdi’s Requiem. He has performed at the Edinburgh and Aldeburgh Festivals, the Wigmore Hall and for BBC Radio 3. He also appears on the La Monnaie DVD of Rusalka. He has worked with conductors Richard Bonynge, Adam Fischer, Carlo Rizzi, Alain Altingolu, Paolo Carignani, Omer Meir Wellber and Anthony Negus and directors Graham Vick, Stefan Herheim, Andrea Breth, Anthony Macdonald, Stewart Laing, and Alfred Kirchner. He trained at the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio, London, supported by the Peter Moores Foundation and the Scottish Opera Endowment Fund. He is also an alumnus of the Britten/Pears Young Artist Programme. He currently studies with Janice Chapman and Julian Gavin.