Cancellation of “I puritani”

News: Jul 08 2014

Nicolas Testé deeply regrets that the two concert performances of Bellini’s „I puritani“ scheduled for July 17 and 29, 2014 have been cancelled by the promoter at short notice. Nicolas Testé had been very much looking forward to these performances. No replacement dates are planned with Nicolas Testé. Ticket holders are asked to contact the promoter Vita e Voce directly.

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Metropolitan Opera debut

News: Apr 11 2014

Nicolas made an impressive debut in the role of Colline in Puccini’s La bohéme at The Metropolitan Opera’s in March. Reviewers cited Mr. Testé’s moving performance, stating: “In his company debut, Nicolas Testé brought dark hues with a hint of buffo bounce to the role of Colline, singing a ‘Vecchia zimarra’ that was straightforward, but tender nonetheless.” (New York Classical Review)

“That sense of loss was also beautifully depicted by Nicolas Testé’s Colline during his famed ‘Vecchia zimarra, senti.’ Testé’s voice caressed each phrase, underlying a far deeper meaning than just the loss of the garment; in his pained singing, the listener could grasp Colline’s understanding of the tragedy taking place. His final ‘addio’ was held out for a few moments, furthering this sense of loss.” (Latinos Post)

Nicolas travels to Opéra national de Paris in June to sing the role of Dr. Grenvil in Verdi’s romantic tragedy, La traviata. A spectacular cast joins Mr. Testé, including Diana Damrau as Violetta Valéry, Francesco Demuro as Alfredo Germont and Ludovic Tézier as Giorgio Germont. Daniel Oren and Francesco Ivan Ciampa conduct the Orchestre et Choeur de l’Opéra national de Paris.

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2014-15 Concerts and Gala performances

News: Sep 21 2014

Nicolas Testé has a full season of performances in collaboration with renowned musicians, including with his wife, soprano Diana Damrau. Nicolas and Diana join tenor Piotr Beczała, Maestro Pavel Baleff, and the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra in concert on September 23, at The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The trio will sing much-loved arias and duets from Italian composers Verdi, Bellini, and Donizetti, and French pieces by Massenet and Gounod. Tickets and a complete program listing are available here. The artists reunite, joined by the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra, on September 26 in Baden-Baden.

Later this season, Mr. Testé and Ms. Damrau will perform a series Bel Canto concerts in Europe, on October 19 in Prague, and in the spring, on April 10 in Monte Carlo, April 13 in Frankfurt, April 15 in Vienna, and in Munich on April 17.

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