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Rossini - Elisabetta Regina d'Inghilterra

“Luciano Botelho as Leicester, who gives us something more as regards the fioritura. His voice sounds slightly baritonal in the lower and middle reaches, as reportedly did Nozzari’s, yet capable of impressive high notes on occasion, again like Nozzari. His prison scene was the highlight of the evening.”  03/05/2019 Donizetti Society

“Luciano Botelho, is a first-class Leicester.” 09/03/2019 Dailymail

“Luciano Botelho, as Leicester, successfully negotiates his high Cs, but what makes his singing remarkable is not his voice per se, but what it communicates.” 04/03/2019 The independent

“Luciano Botelho and John-Colyn Gyeantey make admirably swaggering assaults on Rossini’s high-lying breath-taking vocal lines.” 03/03/2019 The Telegraph

“Luciano Botelho cuts a dash as the two-timing Earl” 03/2019 The Stage

“Luciano Botelho brought his lovely dark burnished sound to bear on a role written for the great Andrea Nozzari (whose voice had a baritonal quality), Botelho also showed fined technical skill and made is really care in the Act Two prison scene. But it was in the duets and ensembles where Leicester came over, particularly the terrific Terzetto between him, and the two women in his life Elisabetta and Matilde” 04/03/2019 Planet Hugill

Luciano Botelho was a suave Leicester and displayed a fine spinto voice" 05/03/2019 Opera today

Elisabetta Regina d'Inghilterra  - 2019


Director: James Conway

Conductor: John Andrews

Associate Director: Rosie Purdie

Designer: Frankie Bradshaw

Lighting Designer: Rory Beaton

Elizabeth I: Mary Plazas

Leicester: Luciano Botelho

Norfolk: John-Colyn Gyeantey

Matilde: Lucy Hall

Guglielmo: Joseph Doody


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