"Flore Seydoux, a mezzo-soprano whose performance is full of emotion"
Charlotte Antoine-Perron, The Dialogues of the Carmelites
Having travelled across the oceans since her early childhood, Flore hummed her first tunes in the shade of New Caledonia’s coconut trees, sang under Singapore’s traveller’s palms where she developed a passion for musicals before discovering Parisian life as a teenager and the intense desire to express through words and tunes her life’s emotions.
At 20 years of age, she played Shakespeare’s Juliet and experienced the stage for the first time. The stage was soon to become her new home.
She then entered the Paris Conservatorium Mozart where she learnt singing and also graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Comédie Musicale.
Various theatre companies soon hired her to perform first and second roles across France in areas that she particularly loves:
Light Opera and Comic Opera:
Lange in The Daughter of Madame Mangot;
Simone in Four Days in Paris;
Mimi in The Flowered Road;
Louise in The Musketeers at the Convent;
Francine in One From the Canebiere;
Paola in Mediterranean;
Siebel in Faust;
Flora in La Traviata;
Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana;
The Second Lady in The Magic Flute.
Flore enjoys singing in choirs and performed in Carmen and La Bohème (Sydney Opera House, Opera Australia), The Choir of St James King Street and The Parsons Affayre in Sydney. In France, she travelled across the country and its chateaux to perform in open-air opera Aïda. She also performed in Nabucco at the Stade de France as well as in The Pearl Fishers in several French cities.
A musical enthusiast, she performed in Paris’ famous Theatre du Chatelet in Villa-Lobos’ Magdalena. She also performed across France in My Fair Lady and No, No Nanette.
In Paris, Flore became involved for a period of two years in a cabaret group called Bidiboum Quartet before moving to New Caledonia and becoming part of another cabaret group called Les Rubies recently in Paris.
Her singing and acting performance were rewarded with a prize at French Béziers singing contest in the Light Opera category.
Flore enjoys a variety of styles on the stage – she performed as Sister Mathilde in The Dialogues of the Carmelites at Noumea’s Theatre de l’Ile, participated in Robert Hossein’s A Woman Named Mary in Lourdes and was also in Jacques Paulus’ short film Eva’s Courage about domestic violence.
Sacred music has always played an important part in her career and she has founded a band in every country she has resided: Trio.Org in Paris, Holyvox.org in Sydney and Le Trio Passion in Noumea.
“Every man creates without knowing it as he breathes but the artist feels himself creating, his act engages all his person, his well-loved sorrow fortifies him”