CARMEN, Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2017
Chicago City Wire
22/03/2017 • Micaela, another noticeable character of the opera, touched everyone’s feelings not only because of this character’s clean and sincere soul, but also by the clean and sincere vocal of Eleonora Buratto, the world known Italian soprano. This great singer has rapidly risen to the top rank internationally for her successful portrayal of Bizet’s Micaëla. Her aria in Act III was followed by grateful applause.
12/02/2017 • Buratto's Micaela was no simpering ingenue of tradition but a spunky, good-hearted young woman determined to rescue the man she loves from his life as an outlaw in Carmen's gang of smugglers. Her singing of the third-act aria was everything this famous piece should be, vibrant and richly shaded.
John von Rhein
12/02/2017 • There also is an extraordinarily beautiful performance by Eleonora Buratto (the Italian soprano who left such a fine impression when she performed in "Falstaff” with the CSO last year). As Micaela, the woman of great inner strength who adores Don José (and cares for his mother, who has chosen her as her son’s bride-to-be), Buratto sings with great heart, and the Aria in which she stands alone and addresses her fears is nothing less than show-stopping.
Paul Kuritz, Theater and Film
20/02/2017 • Ms. Buratto is so lovely, and sings so sweetly, that the audience is forced to wonder how Don Josè could be so stupid as to throw away a future with his charming girl-next-door.