News: Dec 18 2016
Nicolas Testé begins the new year singing the role of Zuniga in Bizet’s Carmen, in his return to The Metropolitan Opera stage. He performs the role on January 19, 23, 27 & 31 and February 3, 7 & 11 with two spectacular casts, including Sophie Koch / Clémentine Margaine alternating in the title role, Marcelo Álvarez as Don José, Maria Agresta / Janai Brugger as Micaëla, and Kyle Ketelsen / Michael Todd Simpson as Escamillo. Conductor Dan Ettinger leads from the pit for all dates. The January 19 performance also receives a free live online broadcast – listen at the following link.
News: Nov 06 2016
Nicolas Testé sings Colline in Puccini’s La bohème this winter at Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper. Performances take place November 19, 23 & 26 and also feature Serena Farnocchia as Mimì, Matthew Polenzani as Rodolfo, Michael Nagy as Marcello, and Kelebogile Besong sings Musetta. Stefano Ranzani leads the Bayerische Staatsorchester und Chor for this engagement, on stage at the Nationaltheater. Please note there is extremely limited ticket availability for all dates.
“That sense of loss was also beautifully depicted by Nicolas Teste’s Colline during his famed “Vecchia zimarra, senti.” Teste’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.” (Latin Post)
News: Jan 14 2017
Nicolas Testé is featured in the role of Nourabad on a new Metropolitan Opera / Erato Blu-ray & DVD release of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de perles. The release is currently available for pre-order, and will be sold worldwide on February 24 via Amazon.com. The starry cast includes Diana Damrau as Leïla, Matthew Polenzani is Nadir, and Mariusz Kwiecień is Zurga, with Gianandrea Noseda and the Met Opera Orchestra. Penny Woolcock directs the new staging, which debuted at the Met on New Year’s Eve (2015).