Florian Sempey Baritone
Season 24/25 Artist


Florian studied piano and voice at the conservatoire in Libourne. He then joined the Bordeaux Conservatory in 2007 and won, the following year, the Opera First Prize and the Audience Award at the singing competition organised by the Bordeaux Opera’s Amis du Grand Théâtre.

In 2010, he began a two-year spell at the Paris Opera’s Atelier Lyrique and in 2012, he received the Prix Carpeaux. In 2013, he was nominated in the Revelation Opera Singer category at the Victoires de la Musique Classique.

His repertoire includes the roles of Figaro (The Barber of Seville), Papageno (The Magic Flute), Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor), Valentin (Faust), the title role in Hamlet, Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro), Zurga (Les Pêcheurs de perles), Escamillo (Carmen), Alfonse XI (La Favorite). His large concert repertoire also includes the works of Mahler, Chausson, Puccini, Berlioz, Rameau, Vivaldi.

He recently appeared as Figaro at the Théâtre national du Capitole in Toulouse, Dandini (La Cenerentola) at Teatro Real Madrid, Belcore (L’elisir d’amore) at the Donizetti Opera Festival, Orcan (Les Paladins) at the Versailles Royal Opera, Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, and as Count Almaviva at the Opéra national de Bordeaux.

In the 2022/23 season, he sang Dandini at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Alfonse XI in Bergame then at the Opéra national de Bordeaux, Guglielmo at the Versailles Royal Opera, Henri Ashton in Tours and at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and Prosdocimo (Il turco in Italia) at the Teatro Real Madrid.

At the Paris Opera: The Barber of Seville (Figaro), 2014, 2018; Platée (Momus), 2015; Béatrice et Bénédict (Claudio), 2017; The Magic Flute (Papageno), 2017, 2019 ; Don Pasquale (Dottor Malatesta), 2018, 2019; La Cenerentola (Dandini), 2018; Les Huguenots (Comte de Nevers), 2018; Les Indes galantes (Adario / Bellone), 2019; Faust (Valentin), 2021, 2022; Florian Sempey recital, 2022 (among others).

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 26 September to 18 October 2024


Libourne Conservatory with Françoise Detchenique Bordeaux National Conservatory with Maryse Castets

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