La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera

News & Press: May 18 2022 | New York Classical Review

As Colline, Nicolas Testé sang a moving farewell to his treasured overcoat. His bass voice is leaner and cleaner than many, and all the more effective for it.

New York Classical Review

“As Colline, Nicolas Testé performed “Vecchia zimarra” with a gentle touch, It’s a role the bass-baritone has sung at the Met before, and his approach changed my attitude toward the number, aiding my understanding of the significance of the character’s sacrifice.”


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