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Julian Gavin

  • Tenor

About

Australian born tenor Julian Gavin graduated from the University of Melbourne and undertook postgraduate studies in conducting at the Victorian College of the Arts before coming to London where he studied at the National Opera Studio.

His U.K. debut as Alvaro in LA FORZA DEL DESTINO for ENO led to a series of engagements for the company including roles such as Alfredo/LA TRAVIATA, Il Duca/RIGOLETTO, Rodolfo/LA BOHEME, Cavaradossi/TOSCA, and the title roles in THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, ERNANI and TROVATORE. Elsewhere his operatic appearances include Laca/JENUFA, Carlo VII/GIOVANNA D'ARCO (Opera North, Frankfurt). The title role in Luc Bondy's production of DON CARLOS conducted by Bernard Haitink, for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, a role which he repeated at the 1998 Edinburgh Festival, Pollione/NORMA (Lucerne, Michigan) Alfredo/TRAVIATA (Den Norske Oper, Opera Australia, Washington National Opera), Rodolfo/LA BOHEME (Trieste, Stuttgart, De Vlaamse Opera, Opera North), Rodolfo/LUISA MILLER (Essen, Bordeaux), Pinkerton/MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opera North, State Opera South Australia, Opera Australia), Des Grieux/MANON LESCAUT (Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Daniel Oren), Hoffman/ THE TALES OF HOFFMANN (Washington, Vienna), Cavaradossi/TOSCA (Opera Colorado, ENO), Don José/CARMEN (Opera Australia, Kansas Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm, Zürich with Michael Plasson, Teatro Real, Madrid with Alan Lombard, Vienna State Opera, Duetche Oper Berlin, Opera Colorado, ENO, Opera de Lausanne), Roméo/ROMÉO ET JULIETTE (Opera Australia), DON CARLO (Minnesota Opera, New Israeli Opera, Opera North, Calaf/TURANDOT (SOSA) ANDREA CHENIER/title role (Essen, Lyric Opera Queensland, Chelsea Opera Group, Graz, Liége) Cavaradossi/TOSCA (English National Opera, Opera Colorado),Des Grieux MANON (Opera North, Opera Australia), Dick Johnson/LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST (New Israeli Opera, Opera de Montreal), Duke/RIGOLETTO for Opera Colorado, Jenik/THE BARTERED BRIDE at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Edgardo/LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (Opera Queensland, Gustavo/UN BALLO IN MASCHERA (Boston Lyric Opera, Bordeaux, Opera Australia) The Prince/RUSLALKA (Opera Australia), Avito/L'AMORE DEI TRE RE Opera Holland Park.