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"...A voice and delivery to be treasured..." - Seen and Heard International
Florian will join Garsington Opera as an Alvarez Young Artist 2020/2021, performing the role of Marzio in Mitridate, Re di Ponto, and performing in the chorus for Fidelio. He will also be joining the Wexford Opera Festival in October, performing as Romeo in Shakespeare in love, and Sailor in Ein Wintermarchen.
He is currently studying for an Advanced Certificate at the Guildhall
School of Music and Drama, after attaining a First Class Master's Degree, learning with Adrian Thompson and John Evans.
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 Ottavio Don Giovanni (Merry Opera), Berthold Scoring a Century) British Youth Opera,
Telemachus (Cover) The Return of Ulysses (Royal Opera House),
Peter Quint The Turn of The Screw (King’s Opera),
Demetrius (Cover) The Enchanted Island (British
Youth Opera), Alfred Die Fledermaus (Opera Warwick).
Concert work includes performing as a step-out soloist with the LA-Philharmonic conducted by Dudamel,
the 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 The Countess of Munster Musical Trust, The Mario Lanza educational Trust, The
Worshipful Company of Leathersellers', The Guildhall Scholar’s Trust, and The Kathleen Trust for their generous
contributions towards his tuition.
Alternate biographies are available upon request.