After obtaining a Master’s degree in “History of Political Thought” in Lyon, Florent Karrer discovers opera singing and begins to work on his voice. A musician already confirmed by years of playing the violin, then the guitar and the double bass, he graduates from the CNSM in Lyon in 2017.
He forms with Chloé Elasmar the duo Vagabond, which is awarded at the 2015 Gordes International Competition, and in 2017 at the Concours International d’Interprétation de la Mélodie Française de Toulouse, where he wins the Grand Prix and the Prix Poulenc.
Among the roles in his repertoire are Count Robinson (Il Matrimonio segreto), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Peter (Hänsel and Gretel) and Robert (926,5 by Suzanne Giraud). Very at ease on stage, he also sings the operetta repertoire, with roles such as Florestan (Véronique), the Maharadjah (L’Amour masqué) and Agamemnon (La Belle Hélène).
In 2019, he plays the roles of Dagobert and Psitt (Le Roi Carotte by Offenbach) at the Opéra de Lyon, in the revival of Laurent Pelly’s production, and is part of a project initiated by the Opéra National de Lorraine at the Théâtre de la Manufacture in Nancy : Offenbach Report, which finally becomes a film broadcast by France Télévisions in December 2020.
During the pandemic, he rehearses Dulcamara (L’Elisir d’amore in French) at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, as well as the Clock and the Cat (L’Enfant et les Sortilèges) at the Opéra de Lyon. He ends his 2020-2021 season with Ajax 2 (La Belle Hélène) at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and in Lille with the Orchestre National de Lille, before singing Belcore (L’Elixir d’amour: beau comme un camion) with the Chorégies d’Orange.
During the 2021-2022 season, he sings the title role in a version of Rigoletto for young audiences at the Opéra de Rouen and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, as well as Farhâd (Shirine, Thierry Escaich’s new opera), at the Opéra de Lyon.
Recently, he plays the Father (Hänsel and Gretel) and Baron Douphol (La Traviata) with Opéra Nomade in Clermont-Ferrand and on tour in France. He is also Don Diègue (Chimène ou le Cid by Sacchini) with ARCAL.
His projects include the Dancaîre (Carmen) at the Opéra de Rouen and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Papageno at the Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing, as well as Thierry, Javelinot, the Doctor, the Jailer (Dialogues des Carmélites) and the Police Inspector (Der Rosenkavalier) at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.