Donizetti  - Anna Bolena

"The Brazilian tenor, Luciano Botelho, has astonishing condition. As Percy  he maintains the passionate furor in this romantic opera hero from beginning to end at boiling point. And the amazing flexibility with which he uses the upper register, the falsetto, shows him to be as a master of the bel canto technique and can again pour into a single vocal line the typical Donizetti mix of lyrical smoothness and dramatic power" Deutschlandradio Kultur – Ulrike Gondorf 17/2/2013

 

"The tenor role of Lord Riccardo Percy is kept fully under control by Luciano Botelho in a wonderful manner.  Differentiated and alternating between the layers, his singing is full of  naturalness and he masters even the higher sounds flawlessly. Admittedly at the expense of the volume, but this remains without consequence in Anna Bolena. As a character he is brilliantly cast." Michael S. Zerban - Opernnetz 17/2/2013

 

"As Percy, Anna's old flame, lured back to England as part of a cunning plan to trap them both, Luciano Botelho's high-lying tenor and dramatic impetuosity prove a winning combination." George Hall - The Guardian 15/03/2008"the Brazilian tenor Luciano Botelho sounds purer and sweeter the higher he soars" Michael Church - The Independent 18/03/2008

 

"the Brazilian tenor Luciano Botelho sounds purer and sweeter the higher he soars" Michael Church - The Independent 18/03/2008

 

Oper Köln - February 2013

 

Regie: Tobias Hoheisel & Imogen Kogge

Bühne/Kostüme Tobias Hoheisel

Licht Andreas Grüter

Dramaturgie Birgit Meyer

Dirigent: Alessandro De Marchi

Gürzenich-Orchester, Chor der Oper Köln

Choreinstudierung: Jens Olaf Buhrow

 

Gidon Saks (Enrico VIII)

Olesya Golovneva (Anna Bolena)

Regina Richter (Giovanna Seymour)

Matias Tosi (Lord Rochefort)

Luciano Botelho (Lord Riccardo Percy)

Katrin Wundsam (Smeton)

Alexander Fedin (Sir Hervey)

Tenor Luciano sings Percy in Julie Unwin (Anna Bolena)

English Touring Opera - March 2008

Director James Conway

Conductor Michael Lloyd

Designer Soutra Gilmour

 

Enrico VIII - Riccardo Simonetti

Anna Bolena - Julie Unwin

Giovanna Seymour - Julia Riley

Lord Rochefort - Jonathan Pugsley

Lord Riccardo Percy - Luciano Botelho

Smeton - Serena Key

Sir Hervey - Todd Wilander

 

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