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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 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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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 in Paris

News: Dec 09 2021

On December 16, Nicolas Testé will star as the bass soloist in Saint-Saëns’ Requiem in this year’s Christmas concert at Paris’ Maison de la Radio et de la Musique. The other of soloists will be Véronique Gens, Aliénor Feix and Julien Behr, with Cristian Măcelaru on the podium, and Olivier Latry on the organ. Also on the program for the evening will be Saint-Saëns’ Third Symphony, which, like his Requiem, features the organ, giving it an almost ritual majesty. A double ritual celebrated on the precise day of the anniversary of the death of Saint-Saëns, who died on December 16, 1921 in Algiers.

This concert will be broadcast live on France Musique and in video on ARTE concert and francemusique.fr.

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Royal Affairs tour

News: Sep 17 2021

Nicolas Testé joins soprano Diana Damrau once again in a tour of their Royal Affairs program, in which they sing arias and duets by Kings and Queens in opera. They start on September 25 at Antwerp’s Koningin Elisabethzaal, going on to the Festival der Nationen in Bad Wörishofen on October 2, the Dmitry Hvorostovsky Festival on October 24, and singing the last concert of the tour on October 31 at the Konzerthaus Dortmund. Pavel Baleff leads both the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and the Münchner Rundfunkorchester.

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Nicolas Testé returns to France on September 13 and September 15 to sing Le Comte des Grieux in two concert performances of Massenet’s Manon at the Opéra de Lyon and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. The cast features Vannina Santoni in the title role, Saimir Pirgu as Le Chevalier des Grieux, Jean-Sébastien Bou as Lescaut, Eric Huchet as Guillot de Morfontaine and Philippe Estèphe as Monsieur de Brétigny. Daniele Rustioni leads the Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Lyon.

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