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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JUL 3

Buenos Aires

Argentina

Opera arias recital – Cancelled due to COVID-19

Diana Damrau, soprano
Nicolas Testé, bass
Helmut Deutsch, piano

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JUL 26

Montpellier

France

Bacchus / Le Révérend

Michael Schønwandt, conductor

Catherine Hunold, John Osborn,Virginie Verrez, Nicolas Testé, Jérôme Boutillier, Jean-Gabriel Saint-Martin, Sébastien Droy, Florie Valiquette, Philippe-Nicolas Martin, Maëlle Mietton

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JUL 29, 2021

Ménerbes

France

« Vivre ou Périr d’Amour »

Théatre des Carrières
Les Musicales du Luberon
Orchestre national Avignon Provence
Debora Waldman, conductor

Diana Damrau, soprano
Nicolas Testé, bass
Lise Nougier, mezzo-soprano

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For his first concert with an orchestra and a live audience since the pandemic measures started, Nicolas Testé joins Diana Damrau on the stage of the Sintra Festival on June 10, with Pavel Baleff conducting the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, for an evening of arias and duets featuring royal characters in Italian and French romantic opera.

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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