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Rossini - Il Turco in Italia


"The promising Italian tenor Luciano Botelho is a definite asset as Narciso."

David Mellor - 01/07/17 Daily Mail

"Luciano Botelho's singing the tenor part of Narciso solidly"

Curtis Rogers - 29/06/16 Seenandheard 

“Luciano Botelho’s clear, bright tenor impressed in the role of Narciso”

Von David Karlin - 27/06/17 Bachtrack


"There’s bright, Italianate singing too from Luciano Botelho’s Narciso" 

Edward Bhesania - 27/07/2017 The stage

"Luciano Botelho bravely essayed the challenging role of Narciso with its high-wire acrobatics (it was written for Giovanni David who created Rodrigo in Otello and whose range went, easily, up to high F). Botelho has an attractive lyric tenor voice with a delightful stage presence…" 

Robert Hugil - 27/06.17 - Opera Today

"But, to bump into Botelho was a discovery: a valuable dramatic interpreter, and a name to graduate as an expert in the future of rossinian productions. In the high demanding arena, he has all requirements that allow him to approach a tenor role using the most variable and distinct registers. The voice is sweet, powerful, beautiful, clear, and very soft with the purpose of reaching top notes that require a notorious and great precision."

Enrique Morales Lastra - El mostrador - 18 agosto 2015

"The other overseas visitor in the cast is the Brazilian Luciano Botelho as Geronio’s duplicitous ‘friend’ Narciso. He throws himself into Phillips’ comic milleu with great abandon and, if the voice is not a large one, he makes up for it with grace and agility. Given that the role is eminently surplus to plot requirements, it’s a credit to him that he brings the house down with his second act aria in which, confined to a bathing hut, he drops his pants, deodorises and changes into an Elvis suit"

 Clive Paget - Limelight Magazin - Jan 23, 2014

Australia Opera - Sydney Opera House - January 2014


Conductor: Andrea Molino

Director: Simon Phillips

Set and Costume Designer: Gabriela TylesovaLighting

Designer: Nick Schlieper

Fiorilla: Emma Matthews

Narciso: Luciano Botelho

Geronio: Conal Coad

Selim: Paolo Bordogna

Prosdocimo: Samuel Dundas

Zaida: Anna Dowsley

Albazar: Graeme Macfarlane

Opera de Dijon - December 2015


Conductor: Antonello Allemandi

Director: Christopher Alden

Director Assistant: Karolina Sofulak
Stage Designer: Andrew Lieberman
Costumes: Kaye Voyce
Lighting: Adam Silverman


Selim: Damien Pass
Fiorilla: Elena Galitskaya
Don Geronio: Tiziano Bracci
Don Narciso: Luciano Botelho
Prosdocimo: Nigel Smith
Zaida Catherine Trottmann
Albazar: Juan Sancho


Teatro Municipal de Santiago - August 2015


Director musical: José Miguel Pérez-Sierra
Director de escena: Emilio Sagi
Escenografía: Daniel Bianco
Vestuario: Pepa Ojanguren
Iluminación: Eduardo Bravo


Selim: Pietro Spagnoli
Fiorilla: Keri Alkema
Don Geronio: Alessandro Corbelli
Don Narciso: Luciano Botelho
Prosdocimo: ZhengZhong Zhou
Zaida: Daniela Ezquerra
Albazar: Francisco Huerta

Luciano Botelho and Anna Downsley
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