Recordings/Discussions
Background Information
Performer Bios

Poet/Composer Bios

Additional Information

Biographies of Performers: Main Page | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Explanation | Acronyms

Nicolas Testé (Bass)

Born: France

The French bass, Nicolas Testé, first studied piano, bassoon and music history before deciding to focus his talents on singing. If his extraordinary vocal talents hadn't been obvious before, his prowess was clearly recognized - and duly awarded a prize - at the "Voix nouvelles" competition in 1998. He had joined the ensemble of the "Jeune Théâtre Lyrique de France" two years previously. Nicolas Testé participated in the educational program of the Opéra National de Paris in 1997, where he became acquainted with a broad repertory ranging from Mozart's Zauberflöte to Alban Berg's Lulu.

Nicolas Testé has since appeared with the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp and Ghent, as well as at the Glyndebourne Festival. He has earned particular fame in French-speaking Europe: for example, he recently gave guest performances at opera houses in Nantes, Paris and Toulouse, as well as participating in festivals in Orange and Aix-en-Provence. His most recent projects include Georges Bizet's Carmen in Rome and Meyerbeer's Africaine in Strasbourg. He has collaborated with conductors such as Michel Plasson, Georges Prêtre, John Eliot Gardiner and Marc Minkowski.

Source: BR-Online Website (2005-2006)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (January 2008)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

John Eliot Gardiner

Bass

BCP: BWV 24, BWV 185

Links to other Sites

Soloists of the season 2005/2006: Nicolas Testé (BR-Online)

Nicolas Testé, biography, discography (Goldberg) [French]

Biographies of Performers: Main Page | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Explanation | Acronyms

Introduction | Cantatas | Other Vocal | Instrumental | Performers | General Topics | Articles | Books | Movies | New
Biographies | Texts & Translations | Scores | References | Commentaries | Music | Concerts | Festivals | Tour | Art & Memorabilia
Chorale Texts | Chorale Melodies | Lutheran Church Year | Readings | Poets & Composers | Arrangements & Transcriptions
Search Website | Search Works/Movements | Terms & Abbreviations | Copyright | How to contribute | Sitemap | Links



 

Back to the Top


Last update: ýJanuary 26, 2008 ý17:33:10