Eleonora Buratto is one of the most highly acclaimed lyric sopranos in the world.
Her career began in 2009 when she sang as Creusa in Demofoonte, conducted by Riccardo Muti at the Salzburg Festival, Opéra Garnier and the Ravenna Festival. In the following years she sang under Maestro Muti as Susanna in the opera I Due Figaro by Mercadante, as Norina in Don Pasquale, Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, Alice in Falstaff and Countess Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro.
At the start of 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, after which her international career continued to develop. That same year she sang for the first time both as Liù Turandot and as Countess Almaviva Le Nozze di Figaro and she also inaugurated the Teatro San Carlo season in Naples singing as Micaela in Carmen conducted by Zubin Mehta.
Since 2016 she has made other debuts which have become signature roles in her repertoire, such as Mimì La Boheme at the Liceu in Barcelona, Donna Anna Don Giovanni at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Elettra in Idomeneo at the Teatro Real in Madrid (available worldwide from spring 2020 on DVD and BD by Opus Arte) and Luisa Miller once again at the Liceu.
She has regularly returned, amongst other theatres, to the Teatro Real in Madrid, Liceu in Barcelona, Lyric Opera in Chicago, Dutch National Opera, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House and has sung in concert seasons and prestigious festivals, including Perm, where in 2019 she sang for the first time under conductor Teodor Currentzis, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino where she sang Mahler conducted by Daniele Gatti, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia for Rossini's Stabat Mater and the Verdi Requiem and Teatro San Carlo in Naples with the Vier letzte Lieder conducted by Michele Mariotti. Other concert activities, which she particularly enjoys, include taking part in the celebrations for the anniversary of Rossini's death singing in Luxembourg and Vienna in the Petite Messe Solennelle conducted by Gustavo Gimeno (the CD was released by Pentatone in 2019).
In the early months of 2020 she was due to debut as Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte in Tokyo and Rusalka in Amsterdam (the first Italian soprano to sing the full opera). Unfortunately all productions have been cancelled or postponed as a result of the health emergency.
On June 28th 2020 she is singing in the Donizetti Requiem in Bergamo in a concert to commemorate the victims of the pandemic. The performance, which will be broadcast live on Rai 1, will take place in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic. Following this she will take part in three gala performances at the Festival dell’Arena di Verona, including a Verdi gala concert with Francesco Meli and Luca Salsi. The trio with Meli and Salsi is back together again in August, accompanied by pianist Davide Cavalli in a concert at the National Archeological Park of Scolacium.
In autumn 2020 she made her role and theatre debut as Elvira in Ernani in a concert performance conducted by Michele Mariotti as part of the Verdi Festival. In the same edition of the Festival she sang in the Verdi Requiem under conductor Roberto Abbado. On 7th December she was amongst the protagonists of the performance entitled “To see again the stars” at Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
In January 2021 she sang for the first time as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte in a stage performance at Teatro alla Scala, streamed on Raiplay. The following month she sang as Elvira in Ernani at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, streamed on the theatre webtv. In March 2021 she sang again as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte in a stage performance at the Teatro Regio in Turin, conducted by Riccardo Muti, available to view on the theatre website until 30th September 2021. Again conducted by Muti at the Teatro Regio in Turin, she sang in Verdi's Quattro pezzi sacri. The same month she sang for the first time as Desdemona in Otello by Verdi at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcellona, under conductor Gustavo Dudamel.
Highlights of summer 2021 include debuts as Aida under the baton of Muti at the Arena di Verona Opera Festival and as Anaï in Moïse et Pharaon at the Rossini Opera Festival. In spring 2022 she will debut as Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.