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"...A voice and delivery to be treasured..." - Seen and Heard International
Florian is a tenor currently on the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He will be performing the role of ‘Le Prince Charmant’ in Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon, and 'Capitaine Silvio’ in Bizet’s Le Docteur Miracle at the GSMD in the autumn of 2021. He studies with John Evans and Adrian Thompson.
In the 2022-23 season Florian will be joining the Hamburg Staatsoper as a memeber of the International Opera Studio.
He will be covering the role of Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw at Garsington Opera this summer,
and will be performing the role of Shepard in Monteverdi's Orfeo.
Florian was born in Paris, moving to Brighton at a young age. He attended Lancing College as a Music and Drama scholar, before reading History and Politics at the University of Warwick. Whilst at Warwick, Florian directed, starred in and translated a plethora of Operas and musicals, all whilst under the tutelage of Johnny Graham-Hall.
Opera credits include ‘Brighella’ The Little Green Swallow by Jonathan Dove (GSMD), Marzio Mitridate (Garsington) (cancelled due to COVID), Don Ottavio Don Giovanni (Merry Opera), Un Ministro, Edema, Catalani, (Wexford Festival) (COVID)
Sailor, Ein Wintermarchen, Goldmark, (Wexford Festival) (COVID)
Berthold, Scoring a Century, (British Youth Opera), Telemachus (Cover) The Return of Ulysses (Royal Opera House)
Concert works include Pelléas from Pelléas et Melisande with London City Orchestra, step-out soloist with the LA-Philharmonic conducted by Dudamel, Concert of English song with Iain Burnside,
Tippett Spirituals for the LSO Sing-in Day, Britten’s Canticles with Graham Johnson’s Song Guild,
and the Serenade for Tenor and Horn with the West Sussex Orchestra.
He was recently awarded the
Rosalind Armstrong Song Prize in the Hurn Court Opera singing competition.
He is exceptionally grateful to Help Musicians The Sybil Tutton Award, The
Worshipful Company of Leathersellers', The Worshipful Company of Weavers, The Countess of Munster Trust, The Kathleen Trust, The Mario Lanza Educational Foundation, and Mr. John Wates for their generous
contributions towards his tuition.