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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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Manon concerts in Lyon and Paris

News: Sep 07 2021

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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José Cura’s Ecce Homo at the Enescu Festival

News: Aug 23 2021

On September 5, Nicolas Testé stars as one of the soloists in José Cura’s Ecce Homo, singing Vox Creaturæ, Caiphas, and Pilatus, alongside Elisa Balbo as Maria, Ramón Vargas as Cristo, Roxana Constantinescu as Magdalena, and Marius Vlad Budoiu as Iuda, Tribunos, and Ioannes.

José Cura himself will conduct the performance, which also includes the world premiere of his Te Deum, and Modus, the kyrie from the Argentinean Requiem.

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Opera Gala at Dubrovnik’s Festival

News: Aug 15 2021

On August 25, Nicolas Testé, Diana Damrau and tenor Roko Radovan close the Dubrovnik Festival, with a spectacular opera gala, featuring overtures, Lieder, arias and duets by Wagner, Richard Strauss, Puccini, Donizetti, Gounod and Bellini. Ivan Repušić leads the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra.

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Streaming of Malta’s Concert “Grand Finale”

News: Jul 31 2021

The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert on August 11 is a spectacular audio-visual production featuring Diana Damrau and Nicolas Testé under the baton of José Cura.

Filmed at the iconic Fort St. Elmo in Valletta, this online production features music from opera and musical theatre, from composers such as Gershwin, Bellini, Offenbach, Verdi, and Rossini among others. The star-studded line-up also includes young Maltese artists Marvic Monreal and Charles Buttigieg. Watch it on the MPO’s YouTube channel on August 11 at 9 pm CET/3 pm EDT. Grand Finale will also be broadcast on TVM on Friday 13th August at 9pm CET.

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«Vivre ou Périr d’Amour»

News: Jul 02 2021

On July 29, Nicolas Testé travels to Ménerbes to perform a new program, « Vivre ou Périr d’Amour », at the Théatre des Carrières with sopranos Diana Damrau and Lise Nougier, and conductor Debora Waldman leading the Orchestre national Avignon Provence. The program features some of the most beloved overtures, arias and duets by Mozart, Bellini, Mascagni, Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, Delibes, and Tchaikovsky.

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