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Testé, Nicolas

Overview
Works: 80 works in 173 publications in 5 languages and 2,787 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Filmed operas  History  Part songs  Requiems  Musical settings  Interviews  Musical films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Other, Actor
Classifications: M1500.D66, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nicolas Testé
Alceste by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

6 editions published in 2002 in French and English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renato Gavarini, tenor ; Maria Callas, soprano ; Rolando panerai, Bariton ; G
Fiamma del belcanto by Diana Damrau( )

5 editions published in 2015 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messe de requiem ; Partsongs by Camille Saint-Saëns( )

4 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bach cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

4 editions published in 2008 in German and French and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trojans : opera in five acts by Hector Berlioz( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir, Choeur du Theatre du Chatelet and Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique in Berlioz's towering opera, recorded in High Definition at Le Chatelet, Paris. With Gregory Kunde and Anna Caterina Antonacci
Castor & Pollux by Jean-Philippe Rameau( Visual )

6 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Castor et Pollux is arguably Rameau's finest creation in the tragedie lyrique style. Its libretto, based in mythology, focuses on an unusual theme: the self-sacrificing love between Castor, who is mortal, and his immortal brother, Pollux."--Container
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( )

10 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Maria Callas's only broadcast from the stage of the Met. Hearing "La Divina" in an actual performance is a unique thrill, and Lucia is a huge part of the palpable Callas mystique. Donizetti's bloody tale of the Scottish lass torn from her true love and forced into an arranged marriage, only to go mad and murder her bridegroom on their wedding night, was the perfect vehicle for Callas's wizardry. Her haunting voice simply becomes Lucia's--every facet of emotion so pronounced that we cannot escape her spell
Roland by Jean-Baptiste Lully( Recording )

11 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Castor et Pollux by Jean-Philippe Rameau( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Castor et Pollux is arguably Rameau's finest creation in the tragedies lyrique style. Its libretto, based in mythology, focuses on an unusual theme: the self-sacrificing love between Castor, who is mortal, and his immortal brother, Pollux
Three fragments from the opera Juliette by Bohuslav Martinů( Recording )

6 editions published in 2009 in French and English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigénie en Aulide ; Iphigénie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigénie en Aulide is based on the classic Greek story of Iphigenia, whose father was ordered to offer her up as a human sacrifice to appease the gods. In Gluck's opera the gods have second thoughts, and Iphigénie is banished to Tauris, where 15 years later Iphigénie en Tauride begins. She is now Diana's high priestess, unaware of her family's tragic events within the past 15 years. It is her job to sacrifice any strangers. Her brother Oreste and his friend Pylade are shipwrecked and Iphigénie spends the rest of the opera trying to avoid sacrificing them before Diana comes to her rescue
Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

3 editions published in 2008 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pearl fishers( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unforgettable duet for tenor and baritone set in Sri Lanka that is full of delightful and dramatic music surrounding a story of a priestess and two men competing for love
Manon by Jules Massenet( )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diana Damrau's ravishing performance of the title role of Massenet's opera was one of the highlights of the Met's 2014--15 season. She stars opposite Vittorio Grigolo, who brings his trademark passionate vocalism to the character of des Grieux, Manon's ardent lover who ruins himself in a desperate attempt to save her. Russell Braun is Lescaut, Manon's scheming brother, and Nicolas Testé sings des Grieux's father. Emmanuel Villaume conducts Massenet's melodious and elegant score
Les pêcheurs de perles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bizet’s rarely heard opera returned to the Met for the first time in a century on New Year’s Eve 2015, in Penny Woolcock’s acclaimed new production. Star soprano Diana Damrau sings Leïla, the virgin priestess at the center of the story. Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecien are Nadir and Zurga, rivals for Leïla’s love who have sworn to renounce her to protect their friendship—and who get to sing one of opera’s most celebrated duets, “Au fond du temple saint.” Nicolas Testé is the high priest Nourabad and Gianandrea Noseda conducts Bizet’s supremely romantic score
I puritani : melodramma serio en tres actos( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in Italian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jewel of bel canto, and Bellini's last masterpiece, I Puritani encapsulates every major theme held dear by the Italian romantic generation: a love triangle, quid pro quos, a shattered love affair leading to madness, set in Cromwell's England with its lot of political rivalries. It is also an ode to resistance and to freedom, echoing the political struggles that the Italian peninsula was facing in the 1830s
The Trojans at the Théâtre du Châtelet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Troyens, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner at the Théâtre du Châtelet in 2003, returned to mark the 200th anniversary of the composer, a highly acclaimed production that offers a revival in the masterpiece of Berlioz. "Berlioz was the person who understood how orchestras became great," said John Eliot Gardiner: this production of The Trojans is a real revival because for the first time, the conductor mobilizes all period instruments desired by the composer. The production is enhanced by a casting choice to give a musical performance great distinction: American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham who sang the role of Dido, Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci in the role of Cassandra and the American tenor Gregory Kunde playing Aeneas. In this "perfect marriage of text and music," the singers expressed poignantly all characters of pathos that spring (madness, despair ...)
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir, Choeur du Theatre du Chatelet and Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique in Berlioz's towering opera, recorded in High Definition at Le Chatlet, Paris. With Gregory Kunde and Anna Caterina Antonacci
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the capture of Troy by the Greeks, and of the love of Dido and Aeneas
Les pêcheurs de perles by Georges Bizet( Visual )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a filmed performance of Bizet's opera about two pearl fishers whose vow of friendship is tested by their love for the same woman
 
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Alternative Names
Nicolas Testé Frans zanger

Nicolas Testé französischer Sänger

Nicolas Testé French singer and opera singer

Николя Тест

نيكولا تيست

নিকোলাস টেস্টে

นิโคลัส เทสต์

니콜라 테스테

ニコラス・テステ

尼古拉斯·特斯特

尼可萊斯‧特斯蒂 法國低男中音歌手

Languages
French (53)

Italian (11)

German (7)

English (6)

Latin (2)