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

Classical Voice North America

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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May 28, 31

Berlin

Germany

Maria Stuarda (Concert version) / Giorgio Talbot

Diana Damrau, Jana Kurucová, Javier Camarena

Francesco Ivan Ciampa, conductor

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JUN 4

Vienna

Austria

VERDIssimo

Musikverein Vienna
Münchner Rundfunkorchester

Diana Damrau, soprano

Ivan Repušić, conductor

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JUN 7

Istanbul

Turkey

VERDIssimo

Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Centre
Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra

Diana Damrau, soprano

Pavel Baleff, conductor

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Nicolas Testé and Diana Damrau depart on a “VERDIssimo” tour on May 17 and 19, to be continued on June 4, 7 and 10, after two concert version performances of Maria Stuarda at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on May 28 and 31.

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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