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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: 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 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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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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