The Italian bass, Gianluca Buratto, tudied at IPSIA Settembrini (Class of 2002). He had studied saxophone and clarinet before he studied singing and opera at the Conservatorio di Musica "G.Verdi" di Milano (2000-2007). He won the Junior Prize in the "Ferruccio Tagliavini" Competition and was invited to sing the Verdi Requiem at Festspielehaus in Bregenz. He also won the Rotary Award for vocal chamber music in Milan.
He appears regularly with the Monteverdi Choir Crema under Claudio Bruno Gini, in the polyphonic repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries and is dedicated to performs works by J.S. Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Campion, Cornelius, Haydn and Rossi.
On the opera stage, Gianluca Buratto made his debut in 2009 at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, in the world premiere of Il Carro e I Canti by Alessandro Solbiati. This was followed by small roles in Igor Stravinsky's Pulcinella with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Lecce, Cesti's Le disgrazie d'amore with Charles Ipata in Pisa, Donizetti's Maria Stuarda in Trieste, Johann Joseph Fux' Cristo nell’Orto at the Osterklang in Vienna, Mercadante Virginia and Puccini's La Bohème at the Wexford Opera Festival and the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Ambrosini's Il Killer di Parole premiere, the doctor in Macbeth under Riccardo Muti at the Salzburg Festival in 2011, at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and in Rome and Chicago, I due Foscari in Valencia, W.A. Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro in Barcelona and George Frideric Handel's Giulio Cesare in Egitto with Il Complesso Barocco (Director: Alan Curtis) (also on CD).
In the concert hall Gianluca Buratto appeared with the Bach Consort Wien under Rubén Dubrovsky at the Vienna Musikverein and the Psalm Festival in Graz on, took over the bass solos in J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor (BWV 232) with Jordi Savall in Madrid and Barcelona, in La Betulia Liberata by Jommelli and by W.A. Mozart with Riccardo Muti at the Salzburg Festival and at the Ravenna Festival, as well as in W.A. Mozart's Great Mass in C minor at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome under Kent Nagano. He sang J.S. Bach's Cantata Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 61 at the Musikverein in Vienna and Cantata Christen aetzet diesen Tag! BWV 63 with Massimo Grechi and Ensemble Magnificat in Treviglio, Bergano, Italy (January 2009). In Theater an der Wien, he was heard in three concertante G.F. Handel productions: 2011 as Meraspe in Giulio Cesare in Egitto, 2013 as Argante in Rinaldo and 2014 as Meraspe in Admeto, re di Tessaglia. Hew currently lives in Cernusco sul Naviglio, Italy.