Debussy’s ‘Pelléas et Mélisande’ in Montréal

News: Aug 25 2015

This fall, Nicolas Testé sings the role of Arkel, King of Allemonde, in a concert presentation of Debussy’s spectacular opera Pelléas et Mélisande with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. Performances take place September 8 & 9, and also feature Hélène Guilmette as Mélisande, Bernard Richter as Pelléas, and Philippe Sly as Golaud, with Kent Nagano leading the Orchestre and OSM Chorus. Ticket availability is extremely limited for these opening concerts of the OSM season.

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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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House Debut in ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ at San Francisco Opera

News: Sep 20 2015

This fall, Nicolas Testé makes his debut at San Francisco Opera, as Raimondo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. He is joined by a spectacular cast, including Nadine Sierra in the title role, Piotr Beczała as Edgardo, and Brian Mulligan as Enrico. Music Director Nicola Luisotti leads the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus, in a new production directed by Michael Cavanagh and designed by Erhard Rom. Performances take place October 8, 11, 13, 16, 21, 24 & 28 at the historic War Memorial Opera House.

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