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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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Ramfis in Naples

News & Press: Feb 27 2022

Nicolas Testé interprète Ramfis avec beaucoup de rondeur et de finesse dans l'émission et le phrasé. Le timbre est sombre mais chaleureux, étoffé et en phase avec son personnage de grand-prêtre et conseiller fort avisé, doté de sagesse et d'autorité.

“Nicolas Testé interprète Ramfis avec beaucoup de rondeur et de finesse dans l’émission et le phrasé. Le timbre est sombre mais chaleureux, étoffé et en phase avec son personnage de grand-prêtre et conseiller fort avisé, doté de sagesse et d’autorité.”

Ôlyrix

“Infine meritevoli le interpretazioni dei bassi, il che vale dunque per la calda espressione del Ramfis di Nicolas Testé”

Connessi all’opera

“Ramfis (Nicolas Testé) et le roi d’Egypte (Mattia Denti) complètent de belle manière le tableau masculin.”

Forum Opéra

“Nicolas Testé assure le rôle de Ramfis avec de beaux graves”

Toute la culture

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Aida at Teatro di San Carlo

News: Jan 10 2022

From February 17 to 26, Nicolas Testé will sing Ramfis in Verdi’s Aida in Naples. Anna Netrebko and Anna Pirozzi share the role of Aida, Yusif Eyvazov and Stefano La Colla sing Radamès, Ekaterina Gubanova and Agnieszka Rehlis are Amneris, and Franco Vassallo is Amonasro. Michelangelo Mazza conducts.

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Saint-Saëns: Requiem

News & Press: Dec 21 2021

Nicolas Testé enfin apporte sa voix de basse sombre et sonore à ses trop rares interventions, soutenant avec puissance l’ensemble des solistes.

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