Native Frenchman Nicolas Testé . . . imbued the priest Nourabad with a mellow soft-grained bass and a handsome brooding presence.

Classical Voice North America

The French bass Nicolas Testé studied piano, bassoon and music history in Paris before embarking on a career as a singer. He studied at the Opéra National de Paris and Centre de Formation Lyrique. In 1998 he was awarded with the Second Prize at the “Voix Nouvelles” competition.

Nicolas Testé regularly performs in many renowned opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera New York, Staatsoper Munich, Los Angeles Opera, San Fransisco Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opéra National de Paris, Teatro San Carlo Naples, Grand Théâtre Geneva, Teatro La Fenice as well as at the Glyndebourne Festival and Chorégies d’Orange.

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APR 4, 7, 10, 14, 18, 21, 24



Pelléas et Mélisande / Arkel (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Daniele Gatti, conductor
Matthias Hartmann, director

Bernard Richter, Markus Werba, Nicolas Testè, Patricia Petibon, Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo


MAY 16

Santa Monica, CA

United States


James Conlon, conductor
Diana Damrau, soprano


SEP 27

OCT 4, 7, 11, 15



Maria Stuarda / Giorgio Talbot

Enrique Mazzola, conductor
David Alden, director

Diana Damrau, Salome Jicia, Paolo Fanale, Nicolas Testé, André Courville, Katia Ledoux


Joining the Metropolitan Opera and the Staatsoper Berlin in a growing number of opera houses around the world, the Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro Real de Madrid and Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu will offer free livestreams on their respective platforms to entertain opera fans around the world who find themselves quarantined in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Teatro Real and Gran Teatre del Liceu offer several operas on demand via using the code OperaEnCasa. Among them are Donizetti’s I Puritani from Teatro Real with Diana Damrau, Javier Camarena, Venera Gimadieva, Nicolas Testé and Celso Albelo completing the cast.

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French bass Nicolas Testé was an excellent and tragic King Arkel. He rounded out a well-balanced cast in a hall that begs for more singing...

Montreal Gazette

... the bass Nicolas Testé, as Des Grieux’s father, sang with rich, smooth tone.

The New York Times

... the bass Nicolas Testé, as Des Grieux’s father, sang with rich, smooth tone.

The New York Times