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Asian Tour

Sep 11, 2017

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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LA Opera On The Air: Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Jul 31, 2017

The American Opera Series from WFMT continues this week with Jacques Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, which airs Saturday, August 5, 2017, at noon PDT. Not to be missed, it stars Vittorio Grigolo as Hoffmann and Kate Lindsey performing the roles of The Muse & Nicklausse. This production also features Nicolas Testé as The Four Villains, Diana Damrau in the roles of Antonia & Stella, So Young Park as Olympia and Kate Aldrich as Giulietta. The LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus are under the direction of Plácido Domingo.

Nicolas Testé sings the Four Villains in ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann’ at the Bayerische Staatsoper

Jul 24, 2017

Nicolas Testé will appear in the Bayerische Staatsoper’s production of “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.

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