Eleonora Barletta

Real name: Barletta Domenech, Eleonora
Singer and lyricist
(7 December 1978 - )
Place of birth:
Pilar (Buenos Aires) Argentina

he was born in the city of Pilar, province of Buenos Aires. From a very young age, literature, music and theater inspired a great curiosity in her.

She has studied theater since her teen years and was member of the Comedia Municipal del Pilar and, later, then based in the city of Buenos Aires, graduated as Actriz Nacional (National Actress) from the Escuela Nacional de Arte Dramático (National School of Theater).

Her passion for theater led her to take part in several theater plays in the independent circuit as actress and assistant to the director and to be member of the cast of theater companies for educational theater in English.

As for vocal training, she graduated as Cantante Intérprete (singer) specialized in tango from the Instituto Superior de Música of the Asociación Argentina de Músicos and, also she furthered her technical training with classes with prestigious singing teachers.

In 2003, after trying several styles, Eleonora focused on the tango genre and since then she has been developing a rising career that deserves recognition.

She was singer in the Tango Malambo Company and settled in Athens (Greece) for five months (2007–2008). She also made several appearances at the shows of Esquina Homero Manzi, La Ventana and at the Rojo Tango show, at El Cabaret of the Hotel Faena.

In 2010 she was finalist at the vocal contest of the Festival Nacional de Tango de La Falda (Córdoba) and, that same year she appeared three times at the XXI Festival Internacional de tango de Granada 2010 (Spain).

Along these years she has been guest singer in renowned aggregations and has appeared in important television programs devoted to tango.

In January 2009 the Universal label released the tango collection Divinitus 21, comprised by 11 tango discs among which is the debut on disc by Eleonora Barletta as tango soloist. The collection was distributed in Argentina and European countries.

Due to her inclination for self-management she has brought to life several tango and poetry shows of her own which were presented at the Paseo La Plaza and in theaters of the province of Buenos Aires. Among them the following stand out: “Sin lágrimas”, with texts by Neruda, Benítez Carrasco and Rafael de León and “¡Viva el tango!”, with her own texts along with the guitarist Fabio Piro.

In 2009 she created and produced the Mate a Tempo season that was staged at the La Biblioteca Café. It reunited the maté tradition with good music “live”. Along this season several tango and folk singers have appeared, as well as Eleonora Barletta with Alberto Giaimo on piano with numbers of her debut disc and premiering new tango pieces by contemporary composers.

In 2013 the Pichuco Records label published her second disc Mujeraje, with arrangements and direction by the pianist Alberto Giaimo. The work proposes a mixture of classic and new tangos, among which “Hogar de cartón” is included, with words by Eleonora Barletta and music by Alberto Giaimo.