Asian Tour reviews

News & Press: Nov 04 2017 | The Straits Times

Bass-baritone Nicolas Teste has a voice full of rich, opulent darkness and, compelling as he was in King Phillip's aria from Verdi's Don Carlos, he came into his own in Mogst Du, Mein Kind from The Flying Dutchman.

His austere, monumental vocal presence seemed ideal for the night after Halloween. (Singapore, November 1)

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Asian Tour

News: Oct 11 2017

For the month of November, Nicolas Testé and his wife, soprano Diana Damrau, will travel to Asia on a concert and recital tour that will take them to five different countries. The programmes include selections by Rossini, Verdi, Meyerbeer, and more, highlighting arias and duets from the composer’s most loved operatic works. Their first concert will take place at the Singapore Esplanade on November 1, then they will sing a recital in Shanghai on November 4, followed by two Opera Gala concerts in Tokyo and Taipei on November 10 and November 14, respectively. November 18 will see the couple performing at Guangzhou Opera House, after which they will give a concert in Seoul on November 21. The duo completes their tour with a recital in Beijing on November 29.

Pavel Baleff will conduct all tour concerts with orchestra, and pianist Maciej Pikulski will accompanyMr. Testé and Ms. Damrau for the recital appearances.

Enjoy a clip from their duo concert at Gran Teatre del Liceu:

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Les Pêcheurs de perles DVD nominated for 2017 GRAMMY Award!

News: Nov 28 2017

The Metropolitan Opera’s DVD and Blu-Ray release of Bizet’s ‘Les Pêcheurs de perles,’ featuring Diana Damrau as Leïla and Nicolas Testé as the high priest Nourabad, is nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY Award: Best Opera Recording. This DVD was recorded during a LIVE in HD world-wide broadcast in cinemas.

For more information on the ceremony and winners announcement in February visit The GRAMMYs online.

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