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 7, 10, 13, 17, 20, 25, 29
OCT 2, 5

Paris

France

I Puritani / Sir Giorgio

Riccardo Frizza, conductor
Laurent Pelly, director

Elsa Dreisig, Luc Bertin-Hugault, Nicolas Testé, Javier Camarena, Francesco Demuro

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JAN 15, 18, 21, 26, 30
FEb 2, 13, 16

Milan

Italy

Roméo & Juliette / Frère Laurent

Lorenzo Viotti, conductor
Bartlett Sher, director

Diana Damrau, Vittorio Grigolo, Nicolas Testè, Mattia Olivieri, Marina Viotti, Frédéric Caton, Ruzil Gatin, Sara Mingardo

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

Milan

Italy

Pelléas et Mélisande / Arkel

Daniele Gatti, conductor
Matthias Hartmann, director

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

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This summer, Nicolas Testé reprises the role of Claudius in Berlin, for three concert performances on June 24, 27 and 29. This time, he’s joined by Florian Sempey in the title role, Diana Damrau as Ophélie and Ève-Maud Hubeaux as Gertrude, with conductor Yves Abel on the podium.

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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