By Francisco Salazar
Eleonora Buratto has received the Pesaro Music Award for Renata Tebaldi.
The soprano took to social media to note that she received the award during a performance of “Don Carlo” at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
The soprano said, “Yesterday, at the Teatro del Maggio, during the first interval of Don Carlo, I received this Award for which I am deeply honored. Since I was unable to accept it in person in December, Saul Salucci (president of the Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini, which since 2019 has been honoring artists who have achieved international success yet maintained strong ties with Pesaro) has come here to present it to me.”
She added, “It is an award of immense significance, as in this edition it was given to those who have a special link with Renata Tebaldi. I would like to thank all my friends in Pesaro who chose to honor me with this award and the Comitato Tebaldi, which selected me to be Ambassador for the worldwide celebrations of the legendary “angel voice”. I would like to thank the Teatro del Maggio for hosting the ceremony, and Giovanna Colombo from the Renata Tebaldi Museum and Alexander Pereira for their presence.”
The award comes on the heels of Buratto’s breakout year in which she made three important role debuts and sang at the Palau de les Arts, Metropolitan Opera, and Rossini Opera Festival, among others. The soprano is set to return to the Teatro alla Scala in March for a production of “Les Contes d’Hoffmann.”