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Eleonora Buratto

Soprano

Biography

Italian soprano Eleonora Buratto made her Royal Opera debut in the 2018/19 Season as Micaëla (Carmen). In the 2019/20 Season she sings Mimì (La bohème).

Buratto was born in Mantua and studied at the Lucio Campiani Conservatory there and with Luciano Pavarotti and Paola Leolini. In 2007 she won the competition Adriano Belli in Spoleto and made her operatic debut as Musetta (La bohème). Further debuts at Teatro Real, Madrid, and Salzburg Festival (2011, as Susanna in Mercadente’s I due Figaro) and Rome Opera (2012, as Amelia in Simon Boccanegra) followed. In 2013 she sang Nannetta (Falstaff) under Mehta at Salzburg Festival. More recently, she has sung Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) and Adina (L’elisir d’amore) for La Scala, Milan. She has also appeared for companies including Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Berlin State Opera Liceu, Barcelona, Dutch National Opera and Teatro di San Carlo, Naples. Her repertory also includes Alice Ford (Falstaff), Luisa Miller, Corinna (Il viaggio a Reims), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Elettra (Idomeneo), Amelia Grimaldi (Simon Boccanegra), Mimì (La bohème) and Liù (Turandot). Buratto regularly collaborates with conductors including Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Daniele Gatti, Daniel Harding, Stefano Montanari, Gianandrea Noseda, Juraj Valcuha and Ivor Bolton.

Buratto has sung in concert with orchestras including the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rossini’s Stabat Mater) and the Orchestra of the Teatro di San Carlo, Naples (Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder with Zubin Mehta). She has also sung Mahler’s Symphony no.2 for the Maggio Musicale, Florence, under Gatti, and Mahler’s Symphony no.4 in Naples, and given recitals at venues including London’s Wigmore Hall.

Photos

Eleonora Buratto as Mimì and Jonathan Tetelman as Rodolfo in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Eleonora Buratto as Mimì, Jonathan Tetelman as Rodolfo and Andrei Bondarenko as Marcello in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Production photo of La bohème, The Royal Opera

Jonathan Tetelman as Rodolfo and Eleonora Buratto as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Alessio Arduini as Schaunard, Eleonora Buratto as Mimì and Jonathan Tetelman as Rodolfo in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Jonathan Tetelman as Rodolfo and Eleonora Buratto as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Jonathan Tetelman as Rodolfo and Eleonora Buratto as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Eleonora Buratto as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Brian Jadge as Don José and Eleonora Buratto as Micaëla in Carmen, The Royal Opera

Eleonora Buratto

Eleonora Buratto as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Eleonora Buratto as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Production photo of La bohème, The Royal Opera

Jonathan Tetelman as Rodolfo and Eleonora Buratto as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Eleonora Buratto as Mimì and Jonathan Tetelman as Rodolfo in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Jonathan Tetelman as Rodolfo and Eleonora Buratto as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Eleonora Buratto as Micaëla in Carmen, The Royal Opera

Jonathan Tetelman as Rodolfo and Eleonora Buratto as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Eleonora Buratto as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Jonathan Tetelman as Rodolfo and Eleonora Buratto as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Eleonora Buratto as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Jonathan Tetelman as Rodolfo and Eleonora Buratto as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Eleonora Buratto as Micaëla in Carmen, The Royal Opera

Eleonora Buratto as Micaëla in Carmen, The Royal Opera