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Baritone Florian Sempey is a highly sought-after lyric artist with a thriving international career.
Florian’s illustrious career has taken him to prestigious venues worldwide, including the Opéra national de Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Royal Opera House, the Opera di Roma, Teatro Real Madrid, and the New National Theatre in Tokyo, leaving a lasting impact on the international music scene. In concert, Florian has collaborated with distinguished orchestras such as Wiener Symphoniker and Berliner Philharmoniker, as well as the Orchestre National de France, presenting a diverse repertoire ranging from Handel’s Apollo e Dafne to Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen. In 2022, Florian was honoured with formal recognition for his contribution to opera when the French Government awarded him the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.
The 22/23 season saw Florian perform Dandini, in La Cenerentola at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Alphonse XI, in La Favorite at the Festival Donizetti and Opéra national de Bordeaux, Henri in Lucie de Lammermoor at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Opéra de Tours, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette at the Opéra national de Paris, and Prosdocimo in Il Turco in Italia at the Teatro Real Madrid.
This season, Florian’s upcoming performances include Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Théâtre municipal Raymond Devos, Tourcoing and Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse, Zurga in Les Pêcheurs de perles, Dandini, in La Cenerentola at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona.
Florian first studied piano and voice at the conservatoire in Libourne and in 2007, he commenced his studies under Maryse Castets at the Bordeaux Conservatoire. The following year, he won the Opera First Prize and Audience Award at a singing competition by Bordeaux Opera’s Amis du Grand Théâtre. At 21, he made his debut as Papageno at Bordeaux Opera and has since been a regular guest performer there. In 2010, he spent two years at Paris Opera’s Atelier Lyrique, and in 2012, he received the esteemed Prix Carpeaux. In 2013, he was nominated in the Revelation Opera Singer category at Victoires de la Musique Classique.