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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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  • For the month of November, Nicolas Testé and his wife, soprano Diana Damrau, will travel to Asia on a concert and recital tour that will take them to five different countries. The programmes include selections by Rossini, Verdi, Meyerbeer, and more, highlighting arias and duets from the composer’s most loved operatic works. Their first concert will take place at the Singapore Esplanade on November 1, then they will sing a recital in Shanghai on November 4, followed by two Opera Gala concerts in Tokyo and Taipei on November 10 and November 14, respectively. November 18 will see the couple performing at Guangzhou Opera House, after which they will give a concert in Seoul on November 21. The duo completes their tour with a recital in Beijing on November 29.

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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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