B i o g r a p h y
Baritone Florian Marignol, born in 1989 in Toulouse, started his musical training at the age of eight on guitar. He received a Bachelors degree in Jazz Musicology in 2013 and a Masters degree in Music Education in 2015 from the Ecole Supérieure du Professorat et de l'éducation (ESPE) in Toulouse. He began singing through a choir while at the conservatory and in 2012 entered the singing class of Anne Fondeville. While studying voice, he sang in the "Chants de Garonne" choir.
There, he performed the roles of Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) and Masetto in a children’s adaptation of Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the Ensemble Orchestral de Bordeaux.
Before making a move to Germany, Florian worked with Professor Stefanie Krahnenfeld. In 2017, Florian enrolled at the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt am Main (HFMDK) in the class of Prof. Thilo Dahlmann. During his time at the Musickhochschule, Florian performed Sam in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahihi, Brandon in Hindemith’s The Long Christmas Dinner and Alberich in the first scene of Wagner’s Das Rheingold.
In addition to his studies, Florian has participated in various master classes with Michel Wolkowitski, Mireille Delunsch, Marcel Vanaud, Uwe Schenker-Primus, Franz Hawlata, and Hedwig Fassbender.
Under the baton of William Hedley, Florian has been featured as the Bass soloist in various liturgical works by Dvorak, Saint Saëns, Mozart, Haydn, Haendel. Additionally, he sang the Bass solo in Franz von Suppè’s Requiem with the Kammerphilharmonie Mannheim in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Other performance include the role of Gaveston in Boieldieu’s La Dame Blanche on tour with the Jung Oper Rein-Main (JORM) in 2017, Escamillio in Bizet’s Carmen at the Palais des Beaux Arts de Charleroi in 2019, and Schaunard in Puccini’s La Bohème at the Schloss Weikersheim festival.
Florian was a 2019/2020 season ensemble member at the Bern Theater in Switzerland. His roles with the theater include Figaro in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Golaud in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélissande (canceled by COVID), and Kruschina in Smetena’s The Bartered Bride.