Maria Stuarda reviews

News & Press: Apr 17 2018 | Bachtrack

A compassionate duet with George Talbot (the superb Nicolas Testé)...


“…the bass-baritone managed to imbue his role with a quiet authority that made Talbot a center of stillness who commanded attention. His beautifully produced voice helped to make the “confession” scene with Damrau the undoubted highlight of the evening. This was Donizetti and the singers at their combined best, the overall impact unutterably moving.”

Opera News

“Nicolas Testé was a solid Talbot…”

Seen and Heard International

“Excelente sin embargo el Talbot de Nicolas Testé… Testé concedió además a Damrau los momentos más íntimos y memorables, particularmente en la confesión de María ante su amigo el conde.”

Platea Magazine

“Die tieferen Stimmen – Nicolas Testé als Marias Parteigänger Talbot, Andrzej Filonczyk als Elisabeths Ratgeber Cecil – halten dem Niveau stand.”

Badische Zeitung

“Nicolas Testé, im wahren Leben Ehemann der DD, besticht mit mächtig schwarzem Bassbariton…”

Augsburger Allgemeine

Gestärkt durch die Sündenvergebung durch Talbot, der sich ihr als katholischer Priester zu erkennen gibt (sonor und kultiviert Nicolas Testé)…

Dreh Punkt Kultur

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Role debut as Giorgio Talbot

News: Mar 26 2018

This April, Nicolas Testé makes his debut as Giorgio Talbot in Donizetti’s opera Maria Stuarda. Diana Damrau stars as the Scottish Queen, Serena Farnocchia embodies her rival Elisabetta and Pavol Breslik sings Roberto, Earl of Leicester. Enrique Mazzola is on the podium.

Maria Stuarda opens April 8, with ten additional performances through May 12.

For more information about this production and to purchase tickets, visit the website of the Opernhaus Zürich.

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VERDIssimo tour and Maria Stuarda in Berlin

News: May 10 2018

Nicolas Testé and Diana Damrau depart on a “VERDIssimo” tour on May 17 and 19, to be continued on June 4, 7 and 10, after two concert version performances of Maria Stuarda at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on May 28 and 31.

Conductor Ivan Repušić leads the orchestra for four VERDIssimo concerts, at the Festhalle Viersen, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Musikverein in Vienna and KKL Luzern; the fourth concert of the tour, at the Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Centre, is led by Maestro Pavel Baleff.

The program features arias, duets and overtures from some of Verdi’s most beloved operas, including La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Don Carlo and Luisa Miller among others.

The performances of Maria Stuarda feature Diana Damrau in the tile role, Jana Kurucová as Elisabetta I., Javier Camarena as the Count Leicester and Nicolas Testé as Giorgio Talbot. Francesco Ivan Ciampa conducts.

For more information about these performances and to purchase tickets, visit the Deutsche Oper Berlin’s website.

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