News: Apr 10 2023
This May, Nicolas Testé returns to Asia with the Kings & Queens of Opera program, an enthralling evening of bel canto and verismo music, joined by Diana Damrau and conductor Pavel Baleff.
They will be accompanied by local orchestras in each city, performing with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra at Esplanade Concert Hall, the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra at Taipei National Concert Hall, the KBS Symphony Orchestra at Lotte Concert Hall and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at Suntory Hall.
At the Hong Kong Cultural Centre he will sing a recital titled All for Love, alongside Diana Damrau and pianist Mathieu Pordoy, featuring a program of Lieder, French song, operetta, and opera arias and duets. For a full list of dates and locations, see the list below:
News: Feb 21 2023
Claudius has become king of Denmark after murdering his brother and marrying his widow. Hamlet, son of the deceased, loves the beautiful Ophelia, daughter of the chamberlain. He is visited by his father’s ghost who orders him to avenge him. Simulating madness, he dismisses Ophelia who loses her mind and drowns. Hamlet kills Claudius and ascends the throne, inconsolable at having lost the one he loves.
From February 26 until March 7, Nicolas Testé will return to the role of Claudius in Ambroise Thomas’ Hamlet at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège. Guillaume Tourniaire conducts Cyril Teste’s production, also featuring Lionel Lhote, Jodie Devos, Béatrice Uria-Monzon, and Pierre Derhet.
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.
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.
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.
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”.