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Florian Sempey



French baritone Florian Sempey made his Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season as Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro). He returned in 2017 to sing Schaunard (La bohéme) and Papageno (Die Zauberflöte).

Sempey studied piano and singing at the Libourne Conservatory and singing at the Bordeaux Conservatory. He trained for two years at the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Paris. Opera engagements include Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Momus (Platée) for Paris Opéra, Figaro for Rome Opera and the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro, Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) for Drottningholm Palace Theatre and Royal Opera of Versailles, Alphonse XI (La favorite) for Deutsche Oper Berlin, Valentin (Faust) for Dutch National Opera, Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) for Opéra Grand Avignon, Dr Falke (Die Fledermaus) for the Opéra Comique, Julien de Médicis (Poniatowski’s Pierre de Médicis) in Krakow and Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Moralès (Carmen), Prince Yamadori (Madama Butterfly) and Pollux (Castor et Pollux) for National Opera of Bordeaux.

Sempey performs widely in concert, engagements including Lalo’s La Jacquerie with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Puccini’s Gloria for the Orchestre National de France, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen for Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and a concert of opera arias with Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine. His many awards include the 2012 Prix du Cercle Carpeaux, Opéra Garnier.