‘I puritani’ in Madrid

News: Jun 01 2016

Nicolas Testé is Sir Giorgio in Bellini’s thrilling I puritani this July, at Madrid’s historic Teatro Real. These highly anticipated performances take place July 4, 7, 11, 14, 17, 20 & 24, with an acclaimed cast including Diana Damrau in the role of Lady Elvira Valton; Javier Camarena sings Lord Arturo Talbo; Ludovic Tézier, Nicola Alaimo, and Damiano Salerno alternate performances as Sir Riccardo Forth; and Annalisa Stroppa and Cassandre Berthon sing Enrichetta di Francia on alternate dates. Evelino Pidò leads the Orchestra of the Teatro Real for this new production by acclaimed director Emilio Sagi. Several seating areas are now sold out for all dates, with limited tickets available in the remaining sections.

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Lucia di Lammermoor (in concert) / Philharmonie Essen

Press: May 30 2016 | Bachtrack | Christine Arnold

"As a haven for the wild, challenged Lucia, Nicolas Testé portrayed the role of Raimondo Bidebent with powerful coolness and a rich bass."

{Als ein Ruhepol zu ihrer wilden, zerrissenen Lucia agierte Nicolas Testé in der Rolle des Raimondo Bidebent mit kraftvoller Unerschütterlichkeit und sattem Bass.}

“Nicolas Testé was a wonderful Raimondo . . .”

{Nicolas Testé als wunderbarer Raimondo . . .}

Detlef Obens | Das Opernmagazin 

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I puritani / Teatro Real

Press: Jul 06 2016 | Alicia Huerta | El Imparcial

". . . finally Sir Giorgio Valton - with whose persona the Parisian bass-baritone Nicolas Testé embodies with great success  - has convinced the father of Elvira to allow his daughter to marry the man she loves, Arthur, rather than him."

{. . . finalmente sir Giorgio Valton – en cuya piel se mete el bajo-barítono parisino Nicolas Testé con gran acierto – haya convencido al padre de Elvira para que permita a su hija casarse con el hombre que ama, Arturo, en vez de con él.}

“. . . the bass Sir Giorgio (a moving Nicolas Testé) . . .”

{. . . el bajo Sir Giorgio (un Nicolas Testé emocionante) . . .}

El Mundo

Superbe distribution masculine. On loue une fois de plus la plénite et la musicalité de Ludovic Tézier, mais prête-t-on assez souvent attention à celles de Nicolas Testé, l’une des meilleures basses chantantes de la scène internationale, dans in répertoire par trop abbandoné aux bougonneurs?


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