Florian Sempey

Season 19/20 Artist

In addition to his piano studies, Florian Sempey started his singing formation with Françoise Detechnique at the Libourne Conservatory.
In 2007 he got in the Bordeaux national Conservatory and studied with Maryse Castets. The next year he won the Opera first Prize and the Public Award from the singing contest organized by the Amis du Grand Théâtre - Opéra national de Bordeaux.
At 21, he made his debuts on the Bordeaux national Opera’s stage with Papageno’s role. Since then, he has been a frequent guest there. In 2010 he got in the Lyric Atelier of the Paris Opera and won, in 2012, the Carpeaux Award. In 2013 he is nominated at the Victoires de la musique classique in the Revelation Opera Singer category. Figaro’s role (from The Barber of Seville) is a landmark in his career. He sung this part on many international stages: the Paris Opera, the London Royal Opera House, the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, the Rome Opera, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Marseille Opera, the Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg and at the Chorégies d’Orange.
He has been a guest at the Paris Opera (Papageno in The Magic Flute, Figaro, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, the Comte of Nevers in the Huguenots, Dandini in La Cenerentola, Bellone and Adario in The Amourous Indies), at the London Royal Opera House (Schaunard in La Bohème), at the Cologne Opera and the Avignon Opera (Enrico Ashton in Lucia di Lammermoor), at the Dutch National Opera (Valentin in Faust), the Deutsche Oper in Berlin (Alfonse XI in La Favorite, and Hamlet’s main role), at the Drottningholms Slottsteater in Sweden and at the Royal Opera in Versailles (the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro), at the Opéra Comique (Dr Falke in The Fledermaus), at the Marseille Opera (Lord Cecil in Maria Stuarda), at the Limoges Opera (Dandini), at the Saint-Etienne Opera (Duparquet in Ciboulette, the Touranien chief in Le Mage, Figaro), at the Musikverein in Vienna (Lelio by Berlioz), at the Bordeaux Opera (Enrico Ashton, Figaro), at the Lille Opera (Escamillo in Carmen).
He is also a concert artist with a large repertoire (Mahler, Chausson, Puccini, Berlioz, Rameau, Vivaldi, etc.) and performs regularly with pianist Antoine Palloc.

Projects :
Don Fernand d’Aragon (The Angel of Nisida) at the Fondazione Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo, Figaro at the Paris Opera, in Tokyo and Barcelona, Raimbaud (Le Comte Ory) in Monte-Carlo, the Count (Le Nozze di Figaro) in Bordeaux.

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Career history

Libourne Conservatory with Françoise Detchenique Bordeaux National Conservatory with Maryse Castets


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