Bel Canto Concert in Lubéron

News: Aug 01 2015

On August 7, Nicolas Testé and his wife, soprano Diana Damrau, present a Bel Canto Gala Concert at Les Musicales du Lubéron. The programme features music by famed composers Bellini, Donizetti, Gounod, Massenet, Verdi, and Mascagni, with the  l’Orchestre Régional Avignon Provence, lead by Samuel Jean. Tickets are available at the following link – please know that inventory is extremely limited for this special event.

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‘Il Trovatore’ at Chorégies d’Orange

News: Jul 23 2015

This summer, Nicolas Testé sings the role of Ferrando in Verdi’s thrilling Il Trovatore at Chorégies d’Orange. Mr. Testé previously performed the role to great acclaim in Marseille, where his “excellent” Ferrando was a highlight of the production. He is joined by a spectacular cast in Orange, including Roberto Alagna as Manrico, Hui He as Leonora, Marie-Nicole Lemieux as Azucena, and George Petean as Il Conte de Luna. Bertrand de Billy leads the Orchestre National de France in this Charles Roubaud-directed staging, which takes place August 1 & 4.

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Il trovatore / Orange

Press: Aug 08 2015 | Michel Le Naour |

"The secondary roles are well cast, especially Nicolas Testé as Ferrando, with a deep bass and real authority . . ."

{Seconds rôles bien distribués, en particulier le Ferrando de Nicolas Testé, basse profonde et d’une réelle autorité.}

Fabrice Malkani | Forum Opera

“To meet the requirements of the vocal writing, the engagement of qualified singers is important: in the role of Ferrando, the diction and articulation of Nicolas Testé fortunately compensates for the static character due to the staging decisions.”

{Pour répondre aux exigences de l’écriture vocale, l’engagement des chanteurs est palpable : dans le rôle de Ferrando, la diction et l’articulation de Nicolas Testé compensent heureusement le statisme du personnage dû aux choix de mise en scène.}

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