Italian soprano Eleonora Buratto makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2018/19 Season as Micaëla (Carmen).
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) in the same city. She made her Salzburg Festival debut in 2013 as Nannetta (Falstaff) under Mehta, and her Metropolitan Opera, New York, debut in 2016 as Norina (Don Pasquale). She has sung Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) and Adina (L’elisir d’amore) for La Scala, Milan.?She has also appeared in such theatres as Teatro Real, Madrid, Liceu, Barcelona, Rome Opera, Dutch National Opera and Teatro di San Carlo, Naples.?Her repertory also includes Alice Ford (Falstaff), Corinna (Il viaggio a Reims), Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), 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), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Bach’s?B Minor Mass) and with the Orchestra of the Teatro di San Carlo, Naples (Strauss’s?Vier letzte Lieder with Zubin Mehta) and given recitals at venues including London’s Wigmore Hall.