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Verdi - Rigoletto

Rigoletto review

Opéra de Rennes - May 14

Direction musicale : Sasha Goetzel
Mise en scène : Jean-louis Grinda
Décors et costumes : Rudy Sabounghi
Lumières : Laurent Castaingt
Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne (Direction Gildas Pungier)
Chœur de l’Opéra de Rennes

Le Duc de Mantoue : Luciano Botelho
Rigoletto : Victor Torres
Gilda : Marianne Lambert 
Sparafuccile : Anatoli Sivko 
Maddalena : Laura Brioli
Giovanna Karine : Ohanyan 
Le Comte de Monterrone : Ugo Rabec
Marullo : Philippe-Nicolas Martin
Le page : Brenda Poupard  


“I found the singing to be of a high quality, with the main characters - Northern Irish baritone Bruno Caproni in the title role, soprano Emma Nash as Gilda and Botelho, particularly outstanding. Credible emotive context was sometimes lacking but I suppose it is somewhat unfair to expect a performer to be a wonderful opera singer and an equally wonderful actor. Botelho, however, did very well in both categories as the epitome of vanity”

Examiner, Sean Hillen  26/05/2015


“even stripped to his blue briefs, Luciano Botelho is the clear-voiced swaggering braggart Duke.”

Independent, Pat O’Keilly 25/05/2015


“Luciano Botelho, as Duke, who regularly gets to display his torso and his undies, has a lyrical, not a heavyweight, voice that’s impressive.”

Irish Mail, Michael Moffat 24/05/2015


"In Luciano Botelho there is an efficient, heartless Duke, who shows a cruel blend of vocal appeal and reprehensive behaviour"

Michael Dervan - The Irish Times 17/05/2015


"Luciano Botelho, Brazilian tenor singing the role of the Duke of Mantua shows since the beginning real vocal qualities and imposes a handsome character."

Thierry Martin - 31/05/2014

Rigoletto Review

OTC - Opera Theatre Company May 2015


Conductor: Fergus Sheil

Director: Selina Cartmell

Translation: Marina Carr

Design: Alex Lowde

Lighting Design: Sinead Wallace


Rigoletto - Bruno Caproni 

Gilda - Emma Nash 

Duke - Luciano Botelho 

Sparafucile - John Molloy 

Maddelena / Countess Ceprano - Kate Allen 

Marullo - Brendan Collins

Ceprano - David Howes 

Giovanna / Page -  Doreen Curran

Borsa – Owen Gilhooly

Monterone – Michael Druiett



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