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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MAR 2, 4, 7, 2023

Liège

Belgium

Hamlet / Claudius

Guillaume Tourniaire, conductor
Cyril Teste, director

Lionel Lhote, Jodie Devos, Béatrice Uria-Monzon, Nicolas Testé, Pierre Derhet

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MAR 25, 2023

Istanbul

Turkey

Royal Affairs

Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
Pavel Baleff, conductor

Diana Damrau, soprano
Nicolas Testé, bass

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MAY 5, 2023

Singapore

Singapore

Royal Affairs

Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Pavel Baleff, conductor
Diana Damrau, soprano

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Oroveso in Barcelona

News: Jul 03 2022

On July 18, 21, 24, 27 and 30, Nicolas Testé sings Oroveso in Àlex Ollé’s production of Bellini’s Norma at Gran Teatre del Liceu. Domingo Hindoyan conducts from the pit, with Riccardo Massi as Pollione, Marina Rebeka as Norma, Varduhi Abrahamyan as Adalgisa, Núria Vilà as Clotilde and Néstor Losán as Flavio.

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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