Florent Mbia Baritone
Season 23/24 ArtistSeason 24/25 ArtistChorus of the Opera

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Biography

Member of the Troupe lyrique de l'Opéra national de Paris

In 2002, Florent Mbia joined Françoise Petro's singing class at the École nationale de musique de Montreuil. In 2008, he was awarded a first prize in singing with congratulations from the jury, and a diploma in chamber music studies in 2009. He has taken part in numerous training courses and masterclasses with artists such as Jose Cura and Thomas Moser. In 2008, he was a finalist in the Strasbourg International Singing Competition, and won the E. J. Marshall prize (best baritone) at the Paris International Competition (UFAM), degree "Honneur".

In 2009, he won first prize at the Forum lyrique européen d'Arles, first prize at the Concours international de chant de Clermont-Ferrand and joined the Paris Opera Chorus. He became resident artist at the Centre lyrique Clermont-Auvergne during the 2010-2011 season. He sings Norton (La cambiale di matrimonio) and the bass part in Rossini's Petite Messe solennelle.

He has appeared as the Second Companion (Wozzeck), Montano (Otello), Orpheus (Orpheus and Eurydice), Papageno (The Magic Flute), Big Bill Bug (L'Enfant aux cheveux bleus by Michel Zbar), the Notary (Don Pasquale), Don Giovanni and Don Alfonso in Mozart se déguise directed by Stephen Taylor. In 2021, he performs the role of Laurence (Le Magnifique) at the Opéra de Reims.

He has appeared as soloist in concerts, oratorios and masses such as Duruflé's Requiem, Faure's Requiem, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Handel's Messiah and Carmina Burana, under conductors including Jose Cura, Claude Schnitzler and Michel Pelletier.

He joins the Troupe lyrique de l'Opéra national de Paris for the 2023-2024 season.

At Opéra national de Paris: La Bohème (the Customs Sergeant), 2017; Mzensk's Lady Macbeth (a stage manager), 2019; Otello (Araldo), 2019; Tosca (a jailer), 2021; Rigoletto (the Count of Ceprano), 2021; La Force du destin (a mayor), 2022; Turandot (Ping), 2023; La Traviata (Il Marchese d'Obigny), 2024

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