About Nicolas

Welcome to the new website of Nicolas Testé!
French bass-baritone Nicolas Testé first studied piano, bassoon and music history in his home town Paris before embarking on a career as a singer. He studied in the educational programme of the Opéra National de Paris and Centre de Formation Lyrique, where he acquired a wide repertoire ranging from Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte to Alban Berg’s Lulu. In 1998 he was awarded with the Second Prize at the "Voix Nouvelles" competition. More

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  • Nicolas Testé is featured in the role of Nourabad on a new Metropolitan Opera / Erato Blu-ray & DVD release of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de perles. The release is currently available for pre-order, and will be sold worldwide on February 24  via Amazon.com. The starry cast includes Diana Damrau as Leïla, Matthew Polenzani is Nadir, and Mariusz Kwiecień is Zurga, with Gianandrea Noseda and the Met Opera Orchestra. Penny Woolcock directs the new staging, which debuted at the Met on New Year’s Eve (2015).

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"Ah! cedi, cedi" - Lucia di Lammermoor, Philharmonie in Gasteig, 2013
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“Nicolas Testé declaims with gusto and brings undoubted theatrical presence to one of the great bass mad scenes before Semiramide..."
- Opera News

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Excerpts of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. Recorded live at Philharmonie im Gasteig, 2013.

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"Ah!...Deh, cessate quel contento!...Dalle stanze ove Lucia" - Lucia di Lammermoor, Philharmonie im Gasteig, 2013

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