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’s concert tour with soprano Diana Damrau continues to two additional cities in Europe, Baden-Baden and Essen. On June 2, the duo will perform at the Baden-Baden Festpielhaus followed by Philharmonie Essen on June 4. They are joined by Maestro Emmanuel Villaume and the Prague Philharmonia in a varied program featuring selections by Bellini, Massenet, Meyerbeer, and more. Mr. Testé’s and Ms. Damrau’s concerts have been described as “unforgettable evenings” (am.mx.com).

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"Ah! cedi, cedi" - Lucia di Lammermoor, Philharmonie in Gasteig, 2013
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In the Press

In the Press

“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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