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Visiting Artist

Gianluca Buratto

Gianluca Buratto started his music career studying Saxophone and Clarinet. He then attended the Giuseppe Verdi Music Conservatory in Milan, where he graduated in Voice under the guidance of Margaret Hayward. He attended numerous master classes with Sara Mingardo, Ernesto Palacio, Jaume Aragall and Dalton Baldwin. In 2006, he won the First Prize in the junior section of the "Ferruccio Tagliavini" competition and was invited to sing Verdi's Requiem at the Festspielehaus in Bregenz and Mozart's Requiem at the Graf-Zeppelin-Haus in Friedrichshafen. He also won the Rotary Prize for Vocal Chamber Music in 2008 in Milan.

Mr. Buratto regularly collaborates with the Coro Claudio Monteverdi in Crema conducted by Bruno Gini, thus enjoying a vast activity in 17th and 18th Century polyphonic repertoire, which includes: Rossi's Oratorio della Settimana Santa with L'Aura Soave and Diego Cantalupi in Milan; Bach's cantata Unser Mund sei voll Lachens BWV 110 with Capella Savaria and Christophe Coin; Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri with the ensemble "Il Suonar Parlante" and Vittorio Ghielmi at the Festival de Cuenca and the Ravenna Festival; a concert of Campion's motets with Il Complesso Barocco and Alan Curtis in Florence; Cornelius's Stabat Mater; Haydn's Paukenmesse; and Handel's Acis and Galatea and Polifemo.

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, after which numerous important collaborations followed: Stravinsky's Pulcinella with the Orchestra Sinfonica in Lecce led by Marcello Panni; the modern premiere of Cesti's Le Disgrazie d'Amore with the ensemble Auser Musici conducted by Carlo Ipata at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa; Bach's cantata Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 61 with the Bach Consort Wien and Ruben Dubrovsky at the Musikverein in Vienna; Donizetti's Maria Stuarda (Giorgio Talbot) with Fabrizio Maria Carminati at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste; Fux's Cristo nell'Orto with Ruben Dubrovsky at the Osterklang in Vienna and at the Psalmfestival in Graz; Mozart's Coronation mass KV 317 with Marcello Panni in Lecce; Bach's B minor Mass with Jordi Savall in Madrid and Barcelona; both Mozart and Jommelli's La Betulia liberata, project of Riccardo Muti realized in Salzburg and Ravenna; Buxtehude's Membra Jesu nostri with Vittorio Ghielmi; Mercadante's Virginia and La Bohème (Colline) at the Wexford Opera Festival; Ambrosini's Killer di Parole (world premiere), La Bohème and Rigoletto at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice; Mozart's Mass in C minor KV 427 at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome under the baton of Kent Nagano; Bach's Johannes-Passion with Al Ayre Espanol and Lopez-Banzo on a tour in Spain; Tosca in Valencia; and Macbeth with Riccardo Muti at the Salzburg Festival.

Mr. Buratto's future engagements include: a concert tour and a studio recording of Handel's Giulio Cesare (Curio) with Il Complesso Barocco and Alan Curtis; the world premiere of Solbiati's La leggenda and Handel's Ariodante at the Teatro Regio in Turin; Ambrosini's Killer di parole in Nancy; Thais and Tosca in Valencia; Le nozze di Figaro in Barcelona; Macbeth at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, under the baton of Riccardo Muti.

He is featured in numerous recordings: Rossi's Oratorio della Settimana Santa for MV Cremona; art songs by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach for Winter and Winter; Cavalli's Missa pro defunctis for Tactus; Bassani's La tromba della divina misericordia for Concerto.

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