Wednesday, January 28, 2015
I Puritani
Opera di Firenze, Florece
Gianluca Buratto
Riccardo Zanellato
Gianluca Buratto and Riccardo Zanellato
star in I Puritani at the Opera di Firenze

Gianluca Buratto

Gianluca Buratto - Sir Giorgio


A noble and round voice, Gianluca Buratto is rapidly establishing himself as one of his most versatile basses of his generation. At the beginning of his career he performed: Bach’s B minor Mass with Savall in Madrid and Barcelona, both Mozart and Jommelli’s Betulia liberata with Muti in Salzburg and Ravenna and in Wroclaw under Rovaris; Mercadante’s Virginia and La Bohème at the Wexford Opera Festival; Ambrosini’s Il Killer di Parole (world premiere), La Bohème and Rigoletto in Venice; Mozart’s Mass in C minor KV 427 at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Nagano; Bach’s Johannes-Passion with Lopez-Banzo in Spain and Germany; Macbeth with Muti at the Salzburg Festival, Rome and Chicago; Solbiati’s La Leggenda (world première) in Turin with Noseda; Le Nozze di Figaro (Bartolo) in Barcelona with Rousset; L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Seneca) at the Innsbruck Festival; La Bohème (under the baton of Chailly) and I Due Foscari in Valencia; Macbeth at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan; Rota’s Mysterium at the Vatican City, in Naples and Milan (where the concerts were recorded by Decca); Rigoletto in Genoa under Luisi; Handel’s Rinaldo and Admeto at the Theater an der Wien; Rota’s Il cappello di paglia di Firenze in Florence; Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques in Nancy and Paris; La Bohème at the Terme di Caracalla in Rome and in Amsterdam.

Future plans: Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (Caronte and Plutone) and Vespro della Beata Vergine with the Monteverdi Choir and John Eliot Gardiner on tour in the Unites States (New York, San Francisco, Washington, Costa Mesa, Chapel Hill) and then in London (BBC Proms) and Versailles; Rigoletto at the Festival Internacional de Musica de Bogotà and at the Sferisterio Opera Festival in Macerata; Die Zauberflöte in Liège and in Charleroi; Le Duc d’Albe in London for Opera Rara; La Bohème in Palermo; Turandot in Montpellier; I Due Foscari in Amsterdam. Gianluca Buratto will sing again Mysterium at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari.


Riccardo Zanellato

Riccardo Zanellato - Sir Giorgio*

Riccardo Zanellato’s career has led him to become one of the reference artists for the most important bass roles. Regularly invited by Riccardo Muti for many productions at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome (among others, Iphigénie en AulideMoïse et Pharaon, Macbeth, Nabucco,  Simon Boccanegra), he collaborates with such institutions as the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro Regio in Turin, the Arena in Verona, the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Verdi Festival in Parma, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Liceu in Barcelona, the Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Opernhaus in Zurich, the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp, the Opéra de Lausanne and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Mr. Zanellato recently sang Verdi’s Requiem in Naples under the baton of Muti, in Vilnius with Violeta Urmana, in Portorico, in Cagliari, in Moscow at the Rostropovich Festival on tour with the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, in Barcelona, in Cincinnati and in St. Louis. Mr. Zanellato lately starred in Luisa Miller in Bilbao, Aida at the Teatro alla Scala, Poliuto and La Bohème at the Opernhaus in Zurich and Macbeth at the Opéra de Lyon. Mr. Zanellato sang Banco in Macbeth for the opening production of the 2013/2014 season of the Comunale in Bologna (R. Abbado/Wilson). He then performed La Juive and a New Year’s Eve Concert in Vilnius and Nabucco in Stuttgart and Leipzig. Mr. Zanellato sang Schubert’s Mass in A flat for his debut at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Riccardo Muti and Verdi’s Requiem at the Ravenna Festival and on tour in Italy and Slovenia again with Muti. He starred as Ferrando in Il Trovatore at the Salzburg Festival besides Placido Domingo under Daniele Gatti. Lately he performed Verdi’s Requiem in Vienna, Muti conducting.

Mr. Zanellato’s future plans include: Nabucco in Stuttagart; Simon Boccanegra in Dresden; Norma at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris; Il Trovatore  at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan; Macbeth at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna; Turandot at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome. Mr Zanellato will sing again Verdi’s Requiem with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (under Daniele Gatti) and the Minnesota Orchestra.

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