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 the title role of Rossini 's Il Barbiere di Siviglia ; After having played it successfully in the prestigious settings of the Opéra national de Paris, the Rossini Festival in Pesaro and the Opera di Roma in Italy, he find it again this 2016/2017 season at the Royal Opera House, for his London debuts.

Opera engagements include as well Papageno again (Mozart 's Die Zauberflöte) at the Opéra national de Paris and his role debuts as Dandini (Rossini's La Cenerentola) at the Opéra de Limoges and Cecil (Donizetti's Maria Stuarda) at the Opéra de Marseille.

In concert we can hear him as Hidraot (Gluck's Armide) with the Musiciens du Louvre under the baton of Marc Minkowski, in Chausson's Poème de l'Amour et de la Mer with the NDR Sinfonieorchester, as Claudio (Berlioz's Béatrice and Benedict) with the Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris, as Ramiro (L'Heure espagnole by Ravel) with the Orchestre National Bordeaux-Aquitaine, Zurga (Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles) with the Orchestre national de Lille, Jupiter/Tiresie (Rameau's Naïs) with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, at the opening night of the « Seine Musicale » with Insula Orchestra, in the rôle of Bajazet (Vivaldi's Tamerlano) in Saint Michel and Dortmund, or in recital with the pianist Jeff Cohen at Les Chorégies d'Orange.

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 « Price of public » at the singing competition of the « Friends of the Grand Theatre – Opéra national de Bordeaux ».

He made his debut at the age of 24 on the stage of the Opéra national de Bordeaux Aquitaine, in the role of Papageno and then came back regularly, embodying the roles of Antenor in Dardanus, Morales in Carmen, Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, Pollux in Castor et Pollux, and the title role of Le Nozze di Figaro.

In 2010 he trained for 2 years at the « Atelier Lyrique de l'Opéra National de Paris » and he appeared the following seasons in numerous productions (Plataea, Rigoletto, Alceste, Madama Butterfly, Street Scenes, L'Heure Espagnole, La Finta Giardinera, La Traviata); he has been awarded the « Prix Carpeaux de l'Opéra Garnier » in 2012.

In 2013 he has been named for "Lyrical Artist Revelation" at the Victoires de la Musique Classique awards.

Florian Sempey's young career has already taken him to perform at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, for his role debuts as Valentin (Gounod's Faust), at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (role of Alfonso XI in La Favorite by Donizetti), at the Drottningholms Slottsteater in Sweden and at the Opéra royal de Versailles for his debut in the role of Count of Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart), at the Oper Köln and the Opera Grand Avignon for the role of Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti), at the Opera Comique in Paris for the role of Dr. Falke in Fledermaus (Strauss), 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.

In concert he won renown in the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen by Mahler, alongside the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Carmina Burana with the Choir of the Orchestre de Paris, La Jacquerie by Lalo, accompanied by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Messa di Gloria by Puccini with the Orchestre National de France and Gounod 's Saint François d'Assise, with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris.

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

Photos 

Florian Sempey - Dido & Aeneas
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Videos

"Il Barbiere di Siviglia" - Rossini - Festival de Pesaro
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