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"Eleonora Buratto is “the” Italian soprano of today, with a big, beautiful, well emitted voice.[...] Arcibrava" (Alberto Mattioli, La Stampa) - "Buratto has been excelsa, combining with great mastery los momentos dramáticos with los pasajes más líricos..." (Joan Castelló, EFE)

Among the most acclaimed lyric sopranos on the international scene, Eleonora Buratto was awarded the prestigious Abbiati Prize of the National Association of Music Critics as "Best Singer 2021".

Eleonora Buratto is among the most acclaimed lyric sopranos in the world.
Her career began in 2009 singing as Creusa in Demofoonte, conducted by Riccardo Muti at the Salzburg Festival, Opèra Garnier and Ravenna Festival. In the following years she was directed by Maestro Muti in the role of Susanna in Mercadante's opera I Due Figaro, Norina in Don Pasquale, Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, Alice in Falstaff and Contessa d'Almaviva in the Marriage of Figaro.
 
In early 2015 she was Corinna at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam in Il Viaggio a Reims, directed by Damiano Michieletto and conducted by Stefano Montanari, since then her international career has further developed. In the same year she sang the roles of Liù and the Contessa d'Almaviva for the first time and inaugurated the season of the Teatro San Carlo in Naples singing as Micaela in Carmen conducted by Zubin Mehta.
 
From 2016 to today she has made her debut in other roles that have since become distinctive in her repertoire such as Mimì at the Liceu in Barcelona, Donna Anna at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Elettra in Idomeneo at the Teatro Real in Madrid (from spring 2020 the Dvd and Bd of Opus Arte) and Luisa Miller still at the Liceu, returning regularly, among the many theaters in which she is the protagonist, at the Real in Madrid, the Liceu in Barcelona, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Dutch National Opera, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House but also in symphonic seasons and prestigious festivals, including that of Perm where in 2019 it was conducted for the first time by Teodor Currentzis, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino where Mahler sang under the direction of Daniele Gatti, National Academy of Santa Cecilia for Rossini's Stabat Mater and Verdi's Requiem, Teatro San Carlo in Naples with the Vier letzte Lieder conducted by Michele Mariotti and, to remain in the symphonic field that he particularly loves, h participated in the Rossini celebrations singing in Luxembourg and Vienna in the Petite Messe Solennelle conducted by Gustavo Gimeno (in 2019 the CD was published by Pentatone).
 
In the first months of 2020, Fiordiligi in Tokyo and Rusalka in Amsterdam (the first Italian soprano to sing the entire opera) should have debuted. Unfortunately the health emergency has canceled or postponed these productions.
 
Summer 2020 began on June 28 singing in Donizetti's Requiem in Bergamo, in a concert commemorating the victims of the pandemic. The Head of State was present at the concert, broadcast live by Rai 1. Between July and August he participates in the Arena di Verona Festival with three galas, including a Verdi one with Francesco Meli and Luca Salsi. The trio with Meli and Salsi is reconstituted in the same month of August, in a concert accompanied by the pianist Davide Cavalli, scheduled in the Scolacium National Archaeological Park.
 
In autumn 2020 she made her role and theater debut as Elvira in Ernani in concert form directed by Michele Mariotti as part of the Verdi Festival. In the same edition of the Festival he also sang in Verdi's Requiem, under the direction of Roberto Abbado. On 7 December she was among the protagonists of the show "A riveder le stelle" at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
 
In January 2021 he sang for the first time as Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte in scenic form at the Teatro alla Scala, streamed by Raiplay. The following month she was Elvira in Ernani at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, streaming on the theatre's webtv. In March 2021 she was again Fiordiligi in the Cosi fan tutte in scenic form of the Teatro Regio in Turin under the direction of Riccardo Muti, available on the theater website until 30 September 2021. And, again conducted by Muti, she sang in the Four Sacred Pieces by Verdi, again from the Teatro Regio in Turin. In the same month she was Desdemona for the first time in Verdi's Othello at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel.
 
Among the commitments for the summer of 2021, debuts such as Aida stand out, under the direction of Muti, at the Arena di Verona Festival; as Anaï in Moïse et Pharaon at the Rossini Opera Festival. He also sings at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia in Verdi's Requiem conducted by Daniele Gatti. In autumn 2021 she is engaged as Alice at the Wiener Staatsoper. At the end of 2021 she was Mimì, one of her signature roles, at the Teatro Real in Madrid.
 
In early 2022 she performed in a concert conducted by Sesto Quatrini at the Teatro Sociale in her hometown Mantua, in Rossini's Messa di Gloria at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under the direction of Antonio Pappano, in Verdi's Requiem directed by Daniele Cats at the Théâtre des Champs-Élyséese. In March she made her debut as Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, in August as Desdemona in Rossini's Otello at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. Other engagements for the year include La Bohème at the Met and Wiener Staatsoper and Falstaff again at the Wiener Staatsoper. In autumn 2022 she is expected in two great debuts, as Anna Bolena at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia and as Elisabetta in Don Carlo at the Met.
 
She was recently awarded the prestigious Abbiati Prize of the National Association of Music Critics as "Best Singer 2021".
 
(Photo above ©Dario Acosta, below ©Rosellina Garbo)
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