Florian Sempey
Baritone

Season 17/18 Artist
© Pierre Virly

A member of the Paris Opera's Atelier Lyrique between 2010 and 2012, Florian Sempey made his debut at Bordeaux Opera in January 2010 as Papageno. He has returned regularly to Bordeaux, notably for the roles of Morales in Carmen, Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, Aeneas in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Pollux in Castor and Pollux, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Antenor in Dardanus with the Ensemble Pygmalion. He sang Falke in Die Fledermaus at the Opera Comique, Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen under Marc Minkowski, Valentin in Faust at the National Opera of Amsterdam, Figaro at the Pesaro Rossini Festival in 2013 and at the Esplanade de Saint-Etienne, Giuliano de' Medici (Józef Poniatowski's Piero de' Medici) in Krakow, and the Touranian Chief and the Herald in Massenet's Le Mage and Duparquet in Reynaldo Hahn's Ciboulette at Saint-Etienne. He has sung in the Festival des Nuits Lyriques in Sanxay and, in the context of the partnership between the Paris Opera Competition and the Bolshoi's Young Artist Programme, at the celebrated Moscow opera house, and at the Théâtre Impérial in Compiègne.

Creations at the Opera

  • Marullo

    Rigoletto - 2012

  • Un héraut, Apollon

    Alceste - 2013

  • Le marquis d’Obigny

    La Traviata - 2014

  • Yamadori

    Madama Butterfly - 2014

  • Figaro

    Le Barbier de Séville - 2014

Currently in

Career history

Libourne Conservatory with Françoise Detchenique Bordeaux National Conservatory with Maryse Castets

Distinctions

First Prize for Opera and Audience Prize at the Singing Competition of the Friends of the Bordeaux Opera Grand Théâtre in 2006 Finalist in the Nantes S’sentiels Competition in 2009 Semi-finalist in the Marseille Opera International Competition under the presidency of Rolando Villazón Paris Opera Carpeaux Prize in 2012 Nominated in the "Operatic Artist Discovery" category of the Victoires de la Musique 2013