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


  • Nicolas Testé sings the role of Abimélech in Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila, this season at Opéra national de Paris. Performances take place October 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 24, 27 & 30 and November 2 & 5, held at the Opéra Bastille. This new production, with stage direction by Damiano Michieletto, also features Anita Rachvelishvili as Dalila and Aleksandrs Antonenko as Samson. Conductor Philippe Jordan leads the Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris for these performances.


"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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