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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This May, Nicolas Testé returns to Asia with the Kings & Queens of Opera program, an enthralling evening of bel canto and verismo music, joined by Diana Damrau and conductor Pavel Baleff.

They will be accompanied by local orchestras in each city, performing with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra at Esplanade Concert Hall, the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra at Taipei National Concert Hall, the KBS Symphony Orchestra at Lotte Concert Hall and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at Suntory Hall.

At the Hong Kong Cultural Centre he will sing a recital titled All for Love, alongside Diana Damrau and pianist Mathieu Pordoy, featuring a program of Lieder, French song, operetta, and opera arias and duets. For a full list of dates and locations, see the list below:

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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