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A la table des invités:

  • Nikolai Lugansky (pianiste) en concert mardi 6 février au Théâtre des Champs Elysées (Paris), et pour la parution d’un disque regroupant les 24 préludes de Sergeï Rachmaninov chez Harmonia Mundi (sortie le 16 février).
  • Nicolas Testé (baryton basse) actuellement à l’affiche à l’Opéra de Parispour le rôle de Basilio dans le Barbier de Séville de Rossini (jusqu’au 16 février).

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Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Basilio) / Opéra Bastille

News & Press: Jan 27 2018 | Forum Opéra

Nicolas Testé est un Basile à la voix bien projetée et aux graves profonds.

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Basilio at Opéra Bastille

News: Dec 27 2017

Nicolas Testé appears as Basilio in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Opéra Bastille in a production by Damiano Michieletto.

Joining him are Olga Kulchynska as Rosina, Massimo Cavalletti as Figaro and René Barbera as Il Conte d’Almaviva.

The performances take place from January 24 to February 16. Riccardo Frizza conducts.

For more information and tickets, click here.

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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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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.

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