31 August: Julien Van Mellaerts

An evening with baritone Julien Van Mellaerts and pianist Gary Matthewman

presented by Helen Astrid

Tuesday 31 August 2021
7.30pm GMT
Online event £19.99 (afterwards available for on-demand watching).


Vedrò mentr’io sospiro, Le Nozze di Figaro


Papagena! Papagena! Die Zauberflöte

Look! Through the port comes the moonshine astray,
Billy Budd

Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen, Die tote Stadt

Forse in quel cor sensibile…Qui ribelle ognun ti chiama Roberto Devereux

O vin dissipe la tristesse, Hamlet


Julien Van Mellaerts

Julien Van Mellaerts represented New Zealand at Cardiff Singer of the World 2019. His broadcasts and recordings include Britten War Requiem (Siren Media), Songs by Duparc, Fauré, Richard Strauss and Vaughan Williams (Classic fM), In Tune and Lunchtime Recitals (BBC Radio 3), Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Rádio Clásica España) Die Zauberflöte, Die Frau ohne Schatten and Salome (Medici TV) and The Travelling Companion (SOMM Recordings).

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which cost him debuts with the Israeli Opera as Silvio Pagliacci and at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon, for Des Knaben Wunderhorn, a return to the Verbier Festival as Masetto Don Giovanni and Mangus The Knot Garden with English Touring Opera, Julien Van Mellaerts organized and curated Whānau: Voices of Aotearoa, far from home. Devised to highlight the plight of and raise funds for those New Zealand singers unable either to return home or work, the concert was recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall and broadcast on both YouTube and Radio New Zealand Concert.