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 25, 2021

Antwerp

Belgium

Royal Affairs

Pavel Baleff, conductor
Diana Damrau, soprano
Nicolas Testé, bass

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OCT 2, 2021

Bad Wörishofen

Germany

Royal Affairs

Diana Damrau, soprano
Nicolas Testé, bass
Pavel Baleff, conductor
Münchner Rundfunkorchester

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OCT 31

Dortmund

Germany

Royal Affairs

Konzerthaus Dortmund
Diana Damrau, soprano
Nicolas Testé, bass
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Pavel Baleff, conductor

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Nicolas Testé returns to France on September 13 and September 15 to sing Le Comte des Grieux in two concert performances of Massenet’s Manon at the Opéra de Lyon and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. The cast features Vannina Santoni in the title role, Saimir Pirgu as Le Chevalier des Grieux, Jean-Sébastien Bou as Lescaut, Eric Huchet as Guillot de Morfontaine and Philippe Estèphe as Monsieur de Brétigny. Daniele Rustioni leads the Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Lyon.

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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