Florian Sempey (W)

Baritone

Prizes and Awards

  • Nommé Révélation Artiste Lyrique des Victoires de la Musique 2013
  • Soliste de l'Atelier Lyrique de l'Opéra National de Paris (2010-2012)
  • Premier prix Opéra et Prix du public du concours de chant des amis du Grand Théâtre Opéra National de Bordeaux
  • Finaliste du concours S’sentiels de Nantes en 2009
  • Demi-finaliste du Concours International de l’Opéra de Marseille sous la présidence de Rolando Villazón.

Pressreview

« […]Pollux plus jupitérien que Jupiter lui-même ,[…] Florian Sempey sait modeler ses généreux moyens au service d’une magnifique leçon de déclamation et de théâtre.[…] » (Forum Opéra – 26/3/2014  - Bernard Schreuders)

La Presse en parle

« Florian Sempey se confirme comme l'un des meilleurs barytons de la nouvelle génération, et on ne serait nullement surpris de la voir aborder bientôt les grands rôles du romantisme français. » ConcertNet.com

La Presse en parle

« Quelle tenue, quelle élégance, quelle force  de Florian Sempey ! La voix est large et belle, la déclamation expressive ; décidément, ce jeune baryton tient ses promesses. » Opéra Magazine 

© Pierre Virly (Petrus)

If there is a role which accompanies the lightning early career of baritone Florian Sempey, it is definitely the title role of Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia ; after singing it on prestigious stages like Opéra de Paris, London Royal Opera House, Rossini Festival in Pesaro and Opera di Roma, he embodies this role again during this 2017/2018 season, in no less than five productions, at the Opéra de Paris, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Opéra de Marseille, the Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg and the Chorégies d'Orange.

If Donizetti is not outdone during this season, with Florian Sempey's debut as Malatesta (Don Pasquale) at the Opéra de Paris and the role of Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) at the Opéra national de Bordeaux-Aquitaine, the french baritone is besides invited again at the Royal Opera House, this time to sing Schaunard (Bohème) et Papageno (Die Zauberflöte).

Lastly, on a more intimate stage, he gives two concerts in Paris : a recital « Instant lyrique » with pianist Antoine Palloc and a concert at the Hôtel des Invalides.

Alongside his piano studies, Florian Sempey began his classical singing training in the class of Françoise Detchnenique at the Conservatory of Libourne. He joined in 2007 the Bordeaux National Conservatory in the class of Maryse Castets and won the following year the first prize «Opera» and the «Audience award» at the singing competition of the « Friends of the Grand Theatre – Opéra national de Bordeaux ».

He made his debut at the age of 21 on the stage of the Opéra national de Bordeaux Aquitaine, in the role of Papageno and then came back regularly, embodying roles like Antenor in Dardanus, Morales in Carmen, Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, Pollux in Castor et Pollux, and Figaro's Le Nozze di Figaro.

From 2010 he trained during 2 years at the «Atelier Lyrique de l'Opéra National de Paris», appearing then the following seasons in several productions (Platée, Rigoletto, Alceste, Madama Butterfly, Street Scenes, L'Heure Espagnole, La Finta Giardinera, La Traviata) and received in 2012 the «Prix Carpeaux de l'Opéra Garnier».

In 2013 he has been nominated as "Lyrical Artist Revelation" of the Victoires de la Musique Classique.

Florian Sempey's young career already led him to perform at the Opéra de Paris in several roles (like Papageno), at the Köln Opera House and Opéra Grand Avignon (Enrico in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor), at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam for his role debut as Valentin (Gounod's Faust), at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Alfonso XI in Donizetti's La Favorite), at the Drottningholms Slottsteater in Sweden and at the Opéra royal de Versailles for his debut in the role of Conte Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, at the Opera Comique in Paris (Dr. Falke in Strauss's Fledermaus), at the Opéra de Marseille (Cecil in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda), as well as at the Opera de Saint-Etienne for the roles of Duparquet (Hahn's Ciboulette), The Chief Turanian (Massenet's Le Mage) and the title role of Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

Recent successes in concert include Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen alongside the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Chausson's Poème de l'amour et de la mer with the NDR Sinfonieorchester, Puccini's Missa di Gloria with the Orchestre National de France, roles of Zurga (Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles) with the Orchestre national de Lille, Hidraot (Gluck's Armide) with the Musiciens du Louvre, Claudio (Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict) with the Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris, Ramiro (Ravel's L'Heure espagnole) with the Orchestre national Bordeaux-Aquitaine, Jupiter/Tiresie (Rameau's Naïs) with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, Bajazet (Vivaldi's Tamerlano) with Les Accents.

We heared him too in Lalo's La Jacquerie de Lalo with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Gounod's Saint-François d'Assise with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Orff's Carmina Burana with the Choeur de l'Orchestre de Paris, in an «Offenbach» programm with the Orchestre national d'Ile-de-France, as well as in concerts with the Orchestre Pasdeloup, Insula Orchestra, and recitals at the Opéra national de Bordeaux and Chorégies d'Orange, accompagnied by pianist Jeff Cohen.

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(W): Monde (EUR): Europe (F): France (*): Not exclusive (F+): France+Benelux+Switzerland

Photos 

Florian Sempey - Butterfly 1
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Videos

Les Pêcheurs de Perles - Bizet - Orchestre national de Lille - dir. Alexandre Bloch
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