Luciano Botelho

Luciano Botelho

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«Tenor Luciano Botelho demonstrates strength and a fine tone as Ghino. His bright ring and vocal stamina, allied with an ability to reallysing through a line, even at the top and at the quietest dynamic, make his evil swagger disconcertingly enchanting; at times it seems as if he believes his own lies»
Opera Today, Claire Seymour 10/04/2016 (2017)
«But, to bump into Botelho was a discovery: a valuable dramatic interpreter, and a name to graduate as an expert in the future of rossinian productions. In the high demanding arena, he has all requirements that allow him to approach a tenor role using the most variable and distinct registers. The voice is sweet, powerful, beautiful, clear, and very soft with the purpose of reaching top notes that require a notorious and great precision.»
ENRIQUE MORALES LASTRA - El mostrador - 18 agosto 2015 (2017)
«The vocal soloists are truly outstanding in this show. An elevated moment is also fully achieved during the duet between Idamante, warmly interpreted by the tenor Luciano Botelho and concertmaster David Bergstrom transparent violin solo: here you fly in Mozart sharp and free melodies.»
Magnus Haglund – Göteborgs Posten - 26/9/16 (2017)
2017Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreNemorino
2017Rossini: La scala di setaDorvil
2017Rossini: Stabat MaterTenor
2017Rossini: Stabat MaterTenor
2017Rossini: Il turco in ItaliaNarciso
2016Donizetti: Pia de' TolomeiGhino Degli Armieri
2016Mozart: IdomeneoIdamante
2016Rossini: Il turco in ItaliaNarciso
2015Donizetti: Don PasqualeErnesto
2014Bellini: La SonnambulaElvino
2013Donizetti: Anna BolenaRiccardo Percy
2010Bellini: NormaFlavio
2010Donizetti: Maria di RohanRiccardo
2009Donizetti: Lucrezia BorgiaGennaro
2009Donizetti: Maria StuardaRoberto
2008Donizetti: La fille du régimentTonio
2008Mozart: Die ZauberflöteTamino
2005Bellini: I Capuleti e I MontecchiTebaldo
2005Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perlesNadir
2002Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Ottavio


London-based Brazilian Tenor, Luciano Botelho begins 2016-17 Season as Idamante Idomeneo at Gothenburg Opera in a new production by Graham Vick conducted by Laurence Cummings. He travels to Brasil for a concert performance of Mozart's Requiem, and returns to join Scottish Opera as Dorvil La Scala di Seta, Rossini's comic opera conducted by David Parry. The artist joins Hannover Band for Rossini's Stabat Mater at St Johns Smith Square and i Arundel and returns to Garsington Festival Opera for the role of Narciso Il Turco in Italia again with David Parry at the helm.

Recently, the artist made his debut as Narciso at Opera Australia and traveled to Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile and Opera de Dijon to sing the role again. He made a further role debut as Ernesto Don Pasquale at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and as Ghino deli Armieri in Donizetti's rarely performed Pia de' Tolomei with English Touring Opera besides appearing last season as Lindoro L'Italiana in Algeri.

Other highlights include his debut as Giacomo La donna del Lago at Grand theatre de Geneve with Joyce Didonato, a role he later revived in a new production at Theater an der Wien. Mr Botelho appeared as Almaviva Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and in Japan at Tokyo's New National Theatre, and sang the role of Don Ramiro La Cenerentola atOpera de Massy, for Glyndebourne Touring Opera and for Malmo Opera.

Previous successes include Ruodi Guillaume Tell at Welsh National Opera and Hamburg Opera, and a house debut as Elvino La Sonnambula, a role he previously sang in Oper Stuttgart's acclaimed new production, commercially released on DVD. On tour in Ireland, his performance of Il Duca in Opera Theatre Company's production of Rigoletto lived up his previous success in the role for the Opera de Rennes. Mr Botelho made his debut at Opera Koeln as  Lord Percy Anna Bolena and at Mannheim as Leicester Maria Stuarda and in Stuttgart where in addition to Elvino he inaugurated the role of Orphée Orphée et Euridice in another high-lauded new production.

Other significant appearances include his Covent Garden debut as the Intendante Linda di Chamonix in performances recorded by Opera Rara; with Jean-Christophe Spinosi at Theatre du Châtelet as Flavio, followed by his Salzburg Festival debut in the same role with Joyce Didonato and Edita Gruberova. He appeared at Opera Dijon as Nemorino L'elixir d'amore and as Fenton Falstaff in a new production at Opera de Nantes/Angers with also travelled to Rennes.

Other roles in the artist repertoire include Nadir Les pêcheurs de perles, Tebaldo I capuleti e i Montecchi, title role La favela d'orfeo (Monteverdi), Il principe La bella dormente nell bosco (Respighi), Rinuccio Gianni Schicci, Faust La Damnation de Faust, title role at Le Comte Ory, Gianetto La gazza ladra, Tonio La fille du regiment, Ferrando Cosi fan tutte, Gennaro Lucrezia Borgia, Tamino Die Zauberflöte, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni and Fadinard Il capello di paglia di Firenze.

Mr Botelho graduated with a degree i music from the university of Rio de Janeiro, and completed a master course in vocal studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He later graduated from the Cardiff Academy of Voice under the guidance of Dennis O'Neill.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore Nemorino 1 week Opéra de Dijon 2017
Rossini: La scala di seta Dorvil Scottish Opera 2017
Rossini: Stabat Mater Tenor St John's Smith Square 2017
Rossini: Stabat Mater Tenor St Nicholas Church 2017
Rossini: Il turco in Italia Narciso Garsington Opera 2017