DON PASQUALE, The Metropolitan Opera, New York 2016
09/03/2016 • Opposite him was debuting soprano Eleonora Buratto as Ernesto’s lively fiancée Norina. Had anyone but Mr. Camarena sung Ernesto, she could easily have stolen the show with her full, ripe lyric soprano and split-second comic timing.
06/03/2016 • Buratto, an Italian soprano from Mantua, is a real discovery. She has a rich and appealing voice that soars easily into the upper register. She is bright and bouncy as the flirtatious Norina. Her opening aria, "Quel guardo il cavaliere," is brilliant and bubbly, and her final act duet with Camarena, "Tornami a dir che m'ami," is lovingly tender.
07/03/2016 • Debutante Elenora Buratto is the true heroine of the piece in the role of Norina. The Italian soprano has grown into the role, delivering a nuanced performance filled with magnificent coloratura throughout. Her Norina is a flirt from the beginning, showing off her legs to the audience and dancing about in her opening cabaletta "So anch'io la virtu magica." Her singing in the preceding aria is delicately executed, her softer singing giving off a sensual quality.
The Epoch Times
06/03/2016 • Perhaps the most significant aspect is that it marks the Met debut of rising star Eleonora Buratto......Eleonora Buratto had the showiest role, and she captured all the facets of the part, starting with the appearance on her terrace, where she sang the aria “Quel guardo il cavaliere … So anch’io la virtù magica” about her power over men, while putting on her stockings. She later gets to act like a shy convent student, when she wears a veil and is introduced to Don Pasquale. Then, after she enters into a sham marriage with the old man, she becomes a shrew. Buratto sang with style, and her voice filled the vast theater. The fact that the soprano is good-looking is another asset.
New York Times
06/03/2016 • The bright-voiced, vivacious Italian soprano Eleonora Buratto had a rousingly received Met debut as Norina, the young widow who loves Ernesto.