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


Royal Affairs tour

News: Sep 17 2021

Nicolas Testé joins soprano Diana Damrau once again in a tour of their Royal Affairs program, in which they sing arias and duets by Kings and Queens in opera. They start on September 25 at Antwerp’s Koningin Elisabethzaal, going on to the Festival der Nationen in Bad Wörishofen on October 2, the Dmitry Hvorostovsky Festival on October 24, and singing the last concert of the tour on October 31 at the Konzerthaus Dortmund. Pavel Baleff leads both the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and the Münchner Rundfunkorchester.

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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