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

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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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SEP 27
OCT 7, 11, 15

Zurich

Switzerland

Maria Stuarda / Giorgio Talbot

Enrique Mazzola, conductor
David Alden, director

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

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NOV 30

Munich

Germany

Royal Affairs Tour

Pavel Baleff, conductor
Diana Damrau, soprano
Nicolas Testé, bass

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DEC 4

Baden-Baden

Germany

Royal Affairs Tour

Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Ivan Repušic, conductor
Diana Damrau, soprano
Nicolas Testé, bass

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After the long break due to the COVID-19 cancellations, Nicolas Testé returns to the operatic stage as Giorgio Talbot in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda at the Opernhaus Zürich, in the spectacular David Alden production. Diana Damrau stars as Maria Stuarda, Salome Jicia portrays her rival Elisabetta, and Paolo Fanale sings Roberto, Earl of Leicester. Enrique Mazzola leads the orchestra again.

Maria Stuarda opens September 27, with three additional performances on October 7, 11 and 15.

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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