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"James Ioelu’s Colline works the poignant magic that turns on the tears as he bids farewell to his coat – only Puccini could get away with this shameless sentimentality. It works. If it doesn’t work, the end of the story falls flat. And here it is as sharply painful as you could wish."

Fine Times Recorder, 2017


"the New Zealander bass-baritone James Ioelu as Capellio should be particularly endorsed. Ioelu’s deep resonance combined with his vocal dexterity is immensely pleasing to listen to..."


The Review Hub, 2019

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