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Nicolas Testé replaces Ildar Abrazakov at the Bayerische Staatsoper

Jul 24, 2017

Nicolas Testé will appear at the Bayerische Staatsoper’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” on July 27 and 30, taking over for Ildar Abrazakov as Lindolf, Coppélius, Dapertutto and Miracle. Aleksandra Kurzak will be replaced by Diana Damrau (Antonia, Giulietta and Stella) and Olga Pudova (Olympia).

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“Belcanto Drammatico” / Luxembourg

Jun 26, 2017

ResMusica |Pierre Degott

“With a powerful voice and rich timbre, he (Nicola Testé) demonstrated throughout the evening both impeccable diction and exceptional musicality…”

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‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ at the Bayerische Staatsoper

Jun 6, 2017

Nicolas Testé sings Raimondo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor this summer at the Bayerische Staatsoper. He has been heralded as “… a Raimondo of generous vocal resources and considerable timbral allure” (Opera News). Performances take place July 13 & 16 in Munich, with a starry cast including Diana Damrau in the title role, Charles Castronovo as Edgardo, and Simone Piazzola as Enrico. Oksana Lyniv conducts both performances, which feature a recently premiered production by Barbara Wysocka.

 

European Concert Tour – June Dates

May 16, 2017

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).

European Concert Tour

May 3, 2017

Following successful concerts in South America, Nicolas Testé and soprano Diana Damrau continue their concert tour in Europe. The duo will be joined by Maestro Emmanuel Villaume and the Prague Philharmonia in a varied program featuring selections by Bellini, Massenet, Meyerbeer, and more. Performances begin in Prague on May 16 at the Rudolfinum Dvorak Hall and the Semperoper Dresden on May 21, followed by the ICE Kraków Congress Centre in Poland on May 24 and at the Philharmonie im Gasteig in Munich on May 31. Mr. Testé’s interpretation of Philip II’s aria of Don Carlos (in the original French) during a recent concert at the Teatro Colón was lauded as “the most poignant that can be imagined” (Clarin).

 

 

Concert tour through South America

Apr 12, 2017

Nicolas Testé and soprano Diana Damrau embark on a concert tour throughout South America this season, beginning at the Teatro del Lago in Fruitillar on April 22, in concert accompanied by pianist Maciej Pikulski. They also perform at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires and Maestro Mario Perusso on April 27 and in São Paulo with the Orquestra Acadêmica Mozarteum Brasileiro on May 1 & 2. They will perform a varied programme, highlighting selections by Verdi, Gershwin, and more.

Blu-ray/DVD release of Bizet’s ‘Les Pêcheurs de perles’ now available for pre-order

Jan 14, 2017

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).

‘Carmen’ at The Metropolitan Opera

Dec 18, 2016

Nicolas Testé begins the new year singing the role of Zuniga in Bizet’s Carmen, in his return to The Metropolitan Opera stage. He performs the role on January 19, 23, 27 & 31 and February 3, 7 & 11 with two spectacular casts, including Sophie Koch / Clémentine Margaine alternating in the title role, Marcelo Álvarez as Don José, Maria Agresta / Janai Brugger as Micaëla, and Kyle Ketelsen / Michael Todd Simpson as Escamillo. Conductor Dan Ettinger leads from the pit for all dates. The January 19 performance also receives a free live online broadcast – listen at the following link.

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