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

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The French bass-baritone 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 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 26, 29
May 2, 5, 9, 12

Zurich

Switzerland

Maria Stuarda / Giorgio Talbot

Diana Damrau, Salome Jicia, Pavol Breslik

Enrique Mazzola, conductor
David Alden, director

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MAY 17

Viersen

Germany

VERDIssimo

Festhalle Viersen
Münchner Rundfunkorchester

Diana Damrau, soprano

Ivan Repušić, conductor

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May 19

Baden-Baden

Germany

VERDIssimo

Baden-Baden
Münchner Rundfunkorchester

Diana Damrau, soprano

Ivan Repušić, conductor

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Role debut as Giorgio Talbot

News: Mar 26 2018

This April, Nicolas Testé makes his debut as Giorgio Talbot in Donizetti’s opera Maria Stuarda. Diana Damrau stars as the Scottish Queen, Serena Farnocchia embodies her rival Elisabetta and Pavol Breslik sings Roberto, Earl of Leicester. Enrique Mazzola is on the podium.

Maria Stuarda opens April 8, with ten additional performances through May 12.

For more information about this production and to purchase tickets, visit the website of the Opernhaus Zürich.

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

The New York Times

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

The New York Times