Eleonora Buratto Headlines Rossini Opera Festival’s ‘Moïse et Pharaon’

By Francisco Salazar

On August 9, the Rossini Opera Festival will open with a production of “Moïse et Pharaon.”

The production will be headlined by Eleonora Buratto, who will make her role debut as Anaï.

In a statement, Buratto noted that she has “achieved one of my dreams and objectives: singing for the first time in a serious opera by Rossini in the temple dedicated to the composer, at the Rossini Opera Festival. I’m delighted to be here with Maestro Giacomo Sagripanti conducting the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai and with stage director, set, and costume designer, Pier Luigi Pizzi. My task is to breathe life into a young woman, Anaï, endowed with faith and with love of her God and her people, which sustain her in the terrible decision to give up her love for Aménophis. Only music can convey the moral insight into this will. And this music in Moïse et Pharaon, is of utter beauty.

Buratto will be joined by Roberto Tagliavini, Erwin Schrott, Andrew Owens, Alexey Tatarintsev, Matteo Roma, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, and Monica Bacelli. The opera will be broadcast on Radio Rai 3.

The opera will run through August 19, 2021.