The baritone Julian Arsenault grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. He studied at UCLA and Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he obtained his degrees in Operatic Performance. Starting in the 2013/2014 season, Arsenault was a member of the Junges Ensemble in Dresden's Semperoper. After completing the two year Junges Ensemble at Semperoper, Arsenault embarked on his Freelancing Career beginning with Guest Contracts at the Semperoper during the 2015-16 Season as Lothar Witlaff in Nachtausgabe and Antonio in Johannes Erath´s Le Nozze di Figaro. In the season of 2016-17, Arsenault made his debut at the Staatsoper Hamburg in the World Premiere of Vera Nemirova´s production of Die Katze Ivanka as well singing Morales in Carmen, Dritter Schäfer in a Christof Loy production of Daphne, and Erste Wächter der Stadt in Andreas Kriegenburg´s Die Frau Ohne Schatten under the baton of Kent Nagano. 2017-18 Arsenault made his debut at Opera National de Paris as Pritschitsch in Die Lustige Witwe. In the season 2018/19 Arsenault sang Wotan in the World Premiere of Ring and Wrestling at Staatsoper Hamburg as well as being invited to sing in the Wiederaufnahme of Daphne. To begin the Hamburg season of 2019/20 the baritone will sing in the opening production with Stage Director Karin Beier and Kent Nagano in Die Nase. In the season 2020-21 Arsenault will return to the Staatsoper Hamburg to sing Mitjuch in Boris Godunov under the stage direction of Frank Castorff as well as singing in 3 more performances of Die Nase. Boris Godunov was cancelled and pushed three seasons in the future during the beginning of the 20/21 season.
In the season 20/21 the baritone completed a run of shows amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic with Theater der Stadt Schweinfurt singing the role of Germont in La Traviata.