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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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Nicolas Testé in Malta to perform with the MPO

News & Press: Jun 25 2021

Photo: Darren Agius Photography

Nicolas will be in Malta this weekend to record a concert with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra that will be broadcast on television at a later date.

He will be joined by his wife, soprano Diana Damrau, as well as Maltese mezzo-soprano Marvic Monreal and young baritone Charles Buttigieg. José Cura will lead the orchestra.

This production will feature as part of the MPO’s Online Programme. Release dates for online and TV distribution will be announced shortly on the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s website.

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Kings and Queens concert at Festival de Sintra

News: May 15 2021

For his first concert with an orchestra and a live audience since the pandemic measures started, Nicolas Testé joins Diana Damrau on the stage of the Sintra Festival on June 10, with Pavel Baleff conducting the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, for an evening of arias and duets featuring royal characters in Italian and French romantic opera.

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Reviews: Die Zauberflöte in Paris

News & Press: Jan 25 2021 | Forum Opéra

La deuxième partie, après la solennelle prière « O Isis und Osiris », chantée d’une voix d’airain par Nicolas Testé...

“Nicolas Testé è stato un Sarastro di vocalità corposa nella zona grave e capace di buone sfumature”


“Nicolas Testé est un Sarastro caverneux”


En Sarastro, Nicolas Testé -comme ses collègues- passe autant à la caméra qu’aux micros. La réalisation permet d’apprécier la noirceur de son personnage, la nourriture de son souffle… et de ses graves, résonnants.


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Update: Due to further COVID-19 restrictions, the performances of Die Zauberflöte have been cancelled. However, it will stream live on L’Opéra chez soi on January 22, and will be available on demand afterwards.

Premiering on February 3, Nicolas Testé stars as Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at the Opéra Bastille.

Robert Carsen’s elegant production of unspoilt simplicity leads the audience through the four seasons and invites them to reflect on life as Death becomes their reassuring and consoling “best friend”.

Cornelius Meister leads from the orchestra pit, and joining Mr. Testé on stage are Cyrille Dubois, Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Alex Esposito, Florian Sempey, Mélissa Petit, Julie Fuchs, Christiane Karg, Sabine Devieilhe and Nina Minasyan.

Of his role debut, Forum Opéra stated: “Nicolas Testé’s abyssal low notes allow him to superbly inhabit Sarastro’s dark vocality, as impressive as an Assyrian statue.”

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