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Bellini - La Sonnambula

“Luciano Botelho, the lightweight Brazilian tenor who already starred as Stuttgart's Orphée (in the French version of Gluck's opera), managed rather handsomely in Elvino's stratospheric flights of fancy.” 

Horst Koegler - Opera Magazine April, 2012


"Luciano Botelho succeeds in acting the brute while singing with smooth elegance as Elvino." 

Shirley Apthorp - Financial Times 24/01/2012


"The young pair of lovers set off into the mine fields of life. Elvino is a nouveau riche landowner, emotionally insecure and a macho in the making, Luciano has a weightless high tenor voice with every imaginable brilliance, merging passion with credulity."

Reinhard Brembeck - Süddeutsche Zeitung 24/01/2012

Oper Frankfurt - January 2015

Conductor:Eun Sun Kim 
Director: Tina Lanik 
Stage Designer: Herbert Murauer 
Costume Designer:Stefan Hageneier 
Lighting Designer: Olaf Winter 
Dramaturgy: Mareike Wink 
Chorus Master: Tilman Michael 

Amina:Brenda Rae 
Elvino: Luciano Botelho 
Rodolfo: Kihwan Sim 
Lisa: Louise Alder
Teresa: Fredrika Brillembourg 
Alessio: Vuyani Mlinde 
Notary: Simon Bode 

DVD La Sonnambula

La Sonnambula - DVD


"Amina's First Act duet (Prendi, l'anel ti dono) with Elvino, brilliantly portrayed by Luciano Botelho, is another great success. Botelho is obviously another talent to watch." 

Robert Cummings, Classicalnet 06/05/2014


“A fine actor, tenor Luciano Botelho makes a complex figure of her fiance, Elvino.”

BBC Music Magazine, May 2014 *****

"Luciano Botelho sings elegantly and matches her for dramatic complexity as Elvino.” Katherine Cooper, Presto Classical, October 2014


"Luciano Botelho has the necessary high notes and flexibility for Elvino as well as the ability to sweeten his tone when required" John Sheppard  Musicweb April 2014

OPERA STUTTGART - 2012, 2013, 2014


Musikalische Leitung: Gabriele Ferro

Regie: Jossi Wieler, Sergio Morabito, Bühne

Kostüme: Anna Viebrock

Licht: Reinhard Traub

Chor: Johannes Knecht

Dramaturgie: Sergio Morabito, Angela Beuerle

Amina: Ana Durlovski

Elvino: Luciano Botelho

Rodolfo: Liang Lee / Enzo Capuano

Lisa: Catriona Smith

Teresa: Helene Schneiderman

Alessio: Motti Kastón


Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart

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