Florian Sempey (W-Na)

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)

The bravura, magnetism, and range of Rossini’s Figaro have found an ideal partner in the French baritone, Florian Sempey, who makes Il barbiere di Siviglia a focus of his dynamic international career.  With star turns already made as Figaro on the stages of Opéra de Paris, the Rossini Festival, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, the 2017-18 season includes no fewer than five productions at the Chorégies d'Orange, Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg, Opéra de Marseille, Opéra de Paris, and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.

Roles of the season additionally include Malatesta in the first production of Don Pasquale ever presented at the Palais Garnier by Opéra de Paris, conducted by Evelino Pidò and directed by Damiano Michieletto,

Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Opéra national de Bordeaux-Aquitaine, and back-to-back engagements at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Schaunard in La bohème conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano and as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte under the baton of Julia Jones.

Florian Sempey made his professional stage debut at the age of 21 as Papageno at the Opéra national de Bordeaux Aquitaine and he continues to enjoy a rich association with his “home” theater; he has given numerous performances in a diverse range of roles including Morales in Carmen, Pollux in Castor et Pollux, Antenor in Dardanus, Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, and the title role of Le nozze di Figaro.

Subsequent international house debuts include Faust at Dutch National Opera, La favorite at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Die Fledermaus at the Théâtre National de l'Opéra Comique, Lucia di Lammermoor at Oper Köln, and Conte Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro at Drottningholms Slottsteater.  He often collaborates with conductors Paul Daniel, Philippe Jordan, Marc Minkowski, Henrik Nánási, Raphaël Pichon, Jérémie Rhorer, and Giacomo Sagripanti and has been directed such luminaries as Ivan Alexandre, Robert Carsen, Sir David McVicar, and Laurent Pelly.

No less prolific is Florian Sempey’s concert career with solo recitals throughout France partnered by Jeff Cohen and Antoine Palloc and symphonic performances of Chausson's Poème del'amour et de la mer with the NDR Sinfonieorchester, Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Choeur del'Orchestre de Paris, Missa di Gloria by Puccini with the Orchestre National de France, and concert performances of Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict with the Orchestre del'Opéra national de Paris, Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles with the Orchestre national de Lille, Gluck's Armide with the Musiciens du Louvre, Lalo's La Jacquerie with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, and Ravel's L'Heure espagnole with the Orchestre national Bordeaux-Aquitaine.

 

General Management
RSB Artists
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Management  (North America)
Bill Palant, Étude Arts
Ansonia Station,Post Office Box 230132
New York, New York 10023
Tel: +1 929.777.0775
Email:  bp@etudearts.com - www.etudearts.com

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Scope
(W): Monde (EUR): Europe (F): France (*): Not exclusive (F+): France+Benelux+Switzerland (W-Am): World except America (W-Na): World except North America

Photos 

Florian Sempey - Butterfly 1
Florian Sempey - Stage
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Florian Sempey - Portraits
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Videos

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Théâtre des Champs Elysées - Paris - 2017
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