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Donizetti - Maria di Rohan

"The role of Chalais was sung by Luciano Botelho, a young tenor who – to judge by this performance – has a very bright future ahead of him. The audience was as smitten as Maria from the moment he strode onto the stage to deliver his first aria. Botelho has a bright, clarion lyric tenor voice; a bit on the small side, but agile and under complete control – I couldn’t resist fantasizing his re-creating some of the forgotten Rubini roles. His technique is simply terrific, his approach to singing restrained yet passionate. This is a tenor who doesn’t need to belt every note – and Botelho has them up to d-flat. However, when he partnered with Scott Bearden’s enormous baritone, the voice was clear and bright enough to hold its own." Dan Foley - Donizetti Society, The newsletter No.111 October 2010


"In the role of the hapless Riccardo, Brazilian tenor Luciano Botelho was making his American debut. He is clearly a talented singer with a sweet, plaintive sound and a nice facility in bel canto." Mike Silverman - San Francisco Chronicle 25/07/2010


"Luciano Botelho, a Brazilian tenor in his American debut, offered a passionate, expressively sung interpretation of Riccardo"

Vivien Schweitzer - The New York Times 26/07/2010

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