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Gianluca Buratto


Italian bass Gianluca Buratto makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2019/20 Season singing Claudio (Agrippina) in Barrie Kosky’s new production, in which he also sang in the 2019 Munich Opera Festival.

Buratto studied at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, and participated in additional masterclasses with Sara Mingardo, Ernesto Palacio, Jaume Aragall and Dalton Baldwin. In 2006 he won First Prize in the Ferruccio Tagliavini Competition, and in 2008 he won the Rotary Prize for Vocal Chamber Music in Milan. He made his operatic debut in 2009 in the world premiere of Solbiati’s Il carro e I canti at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste. More recent operatic highlights have included Caronte/Plutone (L’Orfeo), Tempo/Nettuno/Antinoo (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria) and Seneca (L’incoronazione di Poppea) on tour with the English Baroque Soloists, Seneca for Lucerne Festival, Carone/Plutone for Salzburg Festival, Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro) for Zürich Opera, the Commendatore (Don Giovanni) in Bilbao and for Teatro Regio, Turin, Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) for Opéra Royal de Wallonie and for Rome Opera, Oroe (Semiramide) with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Leone (Attila) for La Scala, Milan, Sparafucile (Rigoletto) for Teatro Regio, Turin, Colline (La bohème) for Dutch National Opera and the Maggio Musicale, Florence, and Ghost/Priest (Faccio’s Hamlet) and Timur (Turandot) for Bregenz Festival.

Buratto also appears widely in concert, with selected engagements including Bach’s Magnificat with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra under Gardiner, Schubert’s Mass D950 at Salzburg Festival under Muti, Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex with the Berlin Philharmonic under Gardiner and Verdi’s Requiem, also under Gardiner, on tour throughout Europe. He has performed in recital at Londonm’s Wigmore Hall, and recorded prolifically.