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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FEB 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 26, 2022



Aida / Ramfis

Michelangelo Mazza, conductor

Anna Netrebko, Anna Pirozzi, Yusif Eyvazov, Stefano La Colla, Ekaterina Gubanova, Agnieszka Rehlis, Franco Vassallo, Nicolas Testé, Mattia Denti


MAR 23, 25, 2022



Maria Stuarda / Talbot

Renato Palumbo, conductor

Olga Peretyatko, Maria Stuarda
Carmen Topciu, Elisabetta
Nicolas Testé, Talbot
Shanul Sharma, Earl of Leicester
Sian Sharp, Anna
Richard Anderson, Cecil


MAY 16, 20, 24, 27, 2022

New York, NY

United States

La Bohème / Colline

Eun Sun Kim, conductor
Franco Zeffirelli, director

Eleonora Buratto, Aleksandra Kurzak, Yusif Eyvazov, Quinn Kelsey, Iurii Samoilov, Nicolas Testé, Donald Maxwell


Aida at Teatro di San Carlo

News: Jan 10 2022

From February 15 to 26, Nicolas Testé will sing Ramfis in Verdi’s Aida in Naples. Anna Netrebko and Anna Pirozzi share the role of Aida, Yusif Eyvazov and Stefano La Colla sing Radamès, Ekaterina Gubanova and Agnieszka Rehlis are Amneris, and Franco Vassallo is Amonasro. Michelangelo Mazza conducts.

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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