Florian Sempey

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Baritone
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Florian Sempey
Florian Sempey

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Seb Mallet

Seb Mallet

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Worldwide general management (excluding France) with Askonas Holt French Management with Réda Sidi-Boumedine, RSB Artists

About Florian

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.

Florian is based in Bordeaux, France

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Representation

Worldwide general management (excluding France) with Askonas Holt French Management with Réda Sidi-Boumedine, RSB Artists

Season Highlights

Aug 2023 - Oct 2023
Paris, France
Opéra National de Paris Don Pasquale (Maletesta)
Nov 2023 - Dec 2023
Tourcoing, France
Les Siècles Die Zauberflote (Papageno)
Feb 2024 - Apr 2024
Toulouse, France
Opera du Capitole La Cenerentola (Dandini)

Selected Repertoire

BerliozBeatrice et Benedict (Claudio)   •   Lelio (Soloist)   •   Carmen (Escamillo)
Bizet Les Pecheurs de Perles (Zurga)
ChaussonPoeme de l'amour et de la mer (Baritone)
DonizettiDon Pasquale (Dottor Malatesta)   •   Lucia di Lammermoor (Lord Enrico Ashton)   •   Maria Stuarda (Lord Guglielmo Cecil)   •   L'Ange de Nisida (Fernando)   •   L'elisir d'amore (Belcore)   •   La Favorite (Alphonse XI)
Giordano Madame Sans-Gene (Leroy)
GluckAlceste (Un araldo)   •   Alceste (Apollo)   •   Armide (Idraote)   •   Iphigenie en Aulide (Agamemnon)
GounodFaust (Valentin)   •   Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio)
HahnCiboulette (Duparquet)
HandelEsther (Soloist)   •   Tamerlano (Bajazet)   •   The Resurrection (Soloist)
MassenetLe Mage (Chef Touranien)   •   Le Mage (Herault)
MendelssohnVom Himmel Hoch (Baritone)   •   Christus Op97 (BassBaritone)   •   Die Erste Walpurgisnacht (Baritone)
MeyerbeerL'Africaine (Nelusco)   •   Les Huguenots (Le Comte de Nevers)
MozartCosi Fan Tutte (Guglielmo)   •   Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni)   •   Messe c-Moll (Bass)   •   Die Zauberflote (Papageno)   •   Le Nozze Di Figaro (Il Conte Di Almaviva)   •   
PoniatowskiPierre de Medicis (Julien de Medicis)
Puccini La Boheme (Marcello and Schaunard)   •   Messa di Gloria (Baritone)
PurcellDido and Aeneas (Aeneas)
RameauAcante et Cephise (Soloist)   •   Castor et Pollux (Pollux)   •   Dardanus (Antenor)   •   Dardanus (Soloist)   •   Nais (Jupiter)   •   Nais (Tiresie)   •   Platee (Momus)   •   Pigmalion (Soloist)   •   Les Indes Galantes (Adario)   •   Les Paladins (Organ)   •   
RavelL'Heure Espagnole (Ramiro)
RossiniLa Cenerentola (Dandini)   •   Il Barbiere Di Siviglia (Figaro)   •   Il Turco In Italia (Prosdocimo)
StraussDie Fledermaus (Dr Falke)
Thomas Hamlet (Hamlet)

News

Press

  • Donizetti Lucie de Lammermoor

    Festival d'Aix en Provence
    Jul 2023
    • “C’est Florian Sempey qui était condamné au rôle de l’odieux Henri Ashton. Challenge relevé sans aucun problème avec une gestuelle travaillée et un investissement vocal permanent conférant à son personnage sa dimension colérique, sombre et violente. Un baryton précis et puissant sur toute la longueur de la tessiture dont la qualité de projection” “It was Florian Sempey who was condemned to the role of the odious Henri Ashton. Challenge taken up without any problem with a worked gesture and a permanent vocal investment giving his character his angry, dark and violent dimension. A precise and powerful baritone over the entire length of the range.” (Translated)

      • Concert Classic, Michel Egea
      • 24 July 2023