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Puccini  - La Boheme

"The first encounter between the protagonists – when their respective candles go out – requires a delicacy of direction which it rarely gets, but here that scene works a treat. Lost in the imagined darkness, the hands of Luciano Botelho’s Rodolfo and Francesca Chiejina’s Mimi find each other with a sly tenderness, out of which their first duet arises with sweet inevitability. (...) Botelho’s bel canto vibrato is sweet in an old-fashioned way" Michael Church – INews 28/2/2022


"Luciano Botelho makes Rodolfo properly ardent" Nick Kimberley - Evening Standard 28/2/2022


"The Brazilian Luciano Botelho as the poet Rodolpho reveals a gorgeous tenor ." John Groves  - London theatre1 27/2/2022


"Luciano as Rodolfo the “tortured” poet provides vocal clarity and a nice energetic performance. His aria “Che gelida manina” (“What a frozen little hand”) is a highpoint of skill." Gabriel wilding - Hackney Citizen 10/03/2022


English Touring Opera - February - June 2022

Director James Conway / Christopher Moon-Little

Conductor Dionysis Grammenos

Designer Florence de Mare / Neil Irish


Mimi - Francesca Chiejina

Rodolfo - Luciano Botelho

Marcello - Michel de Souza

Colline - Trevor Eliot Bowes

Schaunard - Themba Mvula

Musetta - April Koyejo-Audiger


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