Native Frenchman Nicolas Testé . . . imbued the priest Nourabad with a mellow soft-grained bass and a handsome brooding presence.

Classical Voice North America

The French bass Nicolas Testé studied piano, bassoon and music history in Paris before embarking on a career as a singer. He studied at the Opéra National de Paris and Centre de Formation Lyrique. In 1998 he was awarded with the Second Prize at the “Voix Nouvelles” competition.

Nicolas Testé regularly performs in many renowned opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera New York, Staatsoper Munich, Los Angeles Opera, San Fransisco Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opéra National de Paris, Teatro San Carlo Naples, Grand Théâtre Geneva, Teatro La Fenice as well as at the Glyndebourne Festival and Chorégies d’Orange.

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SEP 27

OCT 4, 7, 11, 15

Zurich

Switzerland

Maria Stuarda / Giorgio Talbot

Enrique Mazzola, conductor
David Alden, director

Diana Damrau, Salome Jicia, Paolo Fanale, Nicolas Testé, André Courville, Katia Ledoux

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OCT 23

Singapore

Singapore

Royal Affairs Tour

Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Ivan Repušic, conductor
Diana Damrau, soprano
Nicolas Testé, bass

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DEC 4

Baden-Baden

Germany

Royal Affairs Tour

Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Ivan Repušic, conductor
Diana Damrau, soprano
Nicolas Testé, bass

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The Metropolitan Opera announced plans today to livestream an At-Home Gala on Saturday, April 25, at 1pm EDT, featuring performances by many of the company’s most prominent artists, live from their own quarantines around the world. Hosted by General Manager Peter Gelb in New York City and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Montreal, the program will be streamed for free on the Met’s website.

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French bass Nicolas Testé was an excellent and tragic King Arkel. He rounded out a well-balanced cast in a hall that begs for more singing...

Montreal Gazette

... the bass Nicolas Testé, as Des Grieux’s father, sang with rich, smooth tone.

The New York Times

... the bass Nicolas Testé, as Des Grieux’s father, sang with rich, smooth tone.

The New York Times