About Nicolas

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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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  • Nicolas Testé sings Colline in Puccini’s La bohème this winter at Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper. Performances take place November 19, 23 & 26 and also feature Serena Farnocchia as Mimì, Matthew Polenzani as Rodolfo, Michael Nagy as Marcello, and Kelebogile Besong sings Musetta. Stefano Ranzani leads the Bayerische Staatsorchester und Chor for this engagement, on stage at the Nationaltheater. Please note there is extremely limited ticket availability for all dates.

    “That sense of loss was also beautifully depicted by Nicolas Teste’s Colline during his famed “Vecchia zimarra, senti.” Teste’s voice caressed each phrase, underlying a far deeper meaning than just the loss of the garment; in his pained singing, the listener could grasp Colline’s understanding of the tragedy taking place. His final “addio” was held out for a few moments, furthering this sense of loss.” (Latin Post)

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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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