News & Press

Oroveso in Barcelona

News: Jul 03 2022

On July 18, 21, 24, 27 and 30, Nicolas Testé sings Oroveso in Àlex Ollé’s production of Bellini’s Norma at Gran Teatre del Liceu. Domingo Hindoyan conducts from the pit, with Riccardo Massi as Pollione, Marina Rebeka as Norma, Varduhi Abrahamyan as Adalgisa, Núria Vilà as Clotilde and Néstor Losán as Flavio.

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Sarastro at Gran Teatre del Liceu

News: Jun 28 2022

On June 27 at Gran Teatre del Liceu, Nicolas Testé will sing the role of Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte instead of Stephen Milling, who has tested positive for COVID-19.

The bass will join a cast that includes Julien Behr, Matthias Goerne, Joan Martín-Royo, Sara Blanch, and Serena Sáenz. Paolo Bortolameolli conducts the legendary production by Sir David McVicar.

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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.

“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.”

Operawire

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La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera

News: May 01 2022

This season, the Met celebrates the 40th anniversary of Franco Zeffirelli’s beloved staging of Puccini’s La Bohème. Nicolas Testé returns to the Met and the role of Colline on May 16, 20, 24 and 27, with Eleonora Buratto as the ill-fated seamstress Mimì, alongside tenors Matthew Polenzani, Stephen Costello and Russell Thomas alternating as her lover, the poet Rodolfo. Soprano Aleksandra Kurzak and baritone Quinn Kelsey are the on-again-off-again pair Musetta and Marcello, with Eun Sun Kim conducting.

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Recital in Santa Monica

News & Press: Apr 27 2022 | Parterre

Mr. Testé then gave us the Claudius” Act III aria from Thomas” Hamlet “Je t’implore, ô mon frère” which fell on fresh ears to say the least. His bass is bright and easy at the top... Mr. Testé opened the second half with the substitution of Gremin’s last act aria from Eugene Onegin... This was a beautifully intimate performance that brought forward all of the autumnal joy inherent in that piece. He also landed that tricky finale with no trouble.

“Mr. Testé then gave us the Claudius” Act III aria from Thomas” Hamlet “Je t’implore, ô mon frère” which fell on fresh ears to say the least. His bass is bright and easy at the top… Mr. Testé opened the second half with the substitution of Gremin’s last act aria from Eugene Onegin… This was a beautifully intimate performance that brought forward all of the autumnal joy inherent in that piece. He also landed that tricky finale with no trouble.”

Parterre

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Recital in California

News: Apr 10 2022

On April 24, Nicolas Testé will return to The Broad Stage with soprano Diana Damrau and pianist Maciej Pikulski for a fun and lively evening of opera, operetta, lieder, and songs.

The eclectic program will feature chansons by Duparc, Lieder by Strauss and Rachmaninov, arias and duets from Anna Bolena, I Puritani, La Giaconda, Hamlet and La reine de Saba, excerpts from Lehár’s  Zigeunerliebe, Eva and Paganini, two solo piano pieces by Chopin and Rachmaninov, and some musical theater highlights by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe and a new composition by Brad Ross, “How Sad No One Waltzes Anymore”.

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