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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Jan 24, 27, 30
Feb 1, 4, 7, 9, 13, 16



Il Barbiere di Siviglia / Basilio

Opéra national de Paris
René Barbera/Levy Sekgapane, Olga Kulchynska, Simone Del Savio, Massimo Cavalletti/Florian Sempey
Riccardo Frizza, conductor


Apr 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 26, 29
May 2, 5, 9, 12



Maria Stuarda / Georg Talbot

Opernhaus Zürich
Diana Damrau, Salome Jicia, Pavol Breslik
Enrique Mazzola, conductor


MAY 17




Festhalle Viersen
Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Ivan Repušić, conductor


Basilio at Opéra Bastille

News: Dec 27 2017

Nicolas Testé appears as Basilio in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Opéra Bastille in a production by Damiano Michieletto.

Joining him are Olga Kulchynska as Rosina, Massimo Cavalletti as Figaro and René Barbera as Il Conte d’Almaviva.

The performances take place from January 24 to February 16. Riccardo Frizza conducts.

For more information and tickets, click here.

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The New York Times

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

The New York Times