News: Feb 06 2016
Following his critically acclaimed performances in Les Pêcheurs de Perles at The Metropolitan Opera, where he “. . . shone as the handsome, implacable high priest Nourabad. His lean, forceful bass-baritone rang out with such security and idiomatic French style . . .” (The New York Times), Nicolas Testé sings the role this month at Opera di Firenze. Performances take place February 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and feature Ekaterina Sadovnikova alternating with Laura Giordano as Leila, Shalva Mukeria and Jesus Leon sing Nadir, and Luca Grassi and Stefano Antonucci share the role of Zurga. Fabio Sparvoli directs, with conductor Ryan McAdams leading from the pit.
News: Jan 12 2016
The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles, featuring Nicolas Testé as Nourabad, will receive a worldwide HD broadcast into cinemas on January 16. Tickets and additional information, including encore broadcast dates and a production synopsis, is available at the following link.
“. . . the suave bass Nicolas Testé gave a lesson in French style.” Susan Brodie – Classical Voice North America
“. . . Nicolas Testé shone as the handsome, implacable high priest Nourabad. His lean, forceful bass-baritone rang out with such security and idiomatic French style . . .” Christopher Corwin – Parterre.com
The cast features Diana Damrau as Leila, Matthew Polenzani as Nadir, and Mariusz Kwiecien as Zurga. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for this Penny Woolcock directed production.
Image: Ken Howard/The Metropolitan Opera
News: Feb 29 2016
This month, Nicolas Testé will be a featured soloist in three performances of Verdi’s Requiem, with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and conductor Marin Alsop. The concerts take place March 17, 18 & 19 and also feature soprano Angela Meade, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, and tenor Dmytro Popov, as well as the Academic Choir of OSESP and the OSESP Choir. Tickets and more information are available at the following link.