Concert tour through South America

News: Apr 12 2017

Nicolas Testé and soprano Diana Damrau embark on a concert tour throughout South America this season, beginning at the Teatro del Lago in Fruitillar on April 22, in concert accompanied by pianist Maciej Pikulski. They also perform at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires and Maestro Mario Perusso on April 27 and in São Paulo with the Orquestra Acadêmica Mozarteum Brasileiro on May 1 & 2. They will perform a varied programme, highlighting selections by Verdi, Gershwin, and more.

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Press: Mar 25 2017 | LA Times | Rick Schultz

The acclaimed German soprano Diana Damrau met her future husband, French bass-baritone Nicolas Testé, in a Munich church 13 years ago while performing Jean Francaix’s oratorio, “L’Apocalypse Selon.”

“It was a heaven-and-hell orchestra, a heaven-and-hell chorus, and Nicolas sang Christ,” Damrau said, adding “my redeemer” with a laugh.

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Press: May 01 2017 | Clarín | Gonzalo Saldívar

"Testé was a worthy complement, from his entrance with "La calunnia" to the aria of Alvise de La Gioconda and another from Salvator Rosa, by Antonio Carlos Gomes. Another finding was the "Pif, paf" from Huguenots, and the version that Testé delivered of Philip II's aria of Don Carlos (in the original French) was one of the most poignant that can be imagined."

{Testé fue un dignísimo complemento, desde su entrada con La calunnia hasta el aria de Alvise de la Gioconda y otra de Salvator Rosa, de Antonio Carlos Gomes. Otro hallazgo resultó el Pif, paf de Huguenots, y la versión que Testé entregó del aria de Felipe II del Don Carlos (en el original francés) fue una de las más conmovedoras que puedan imaginarse.}

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