Intermezo, Garsington Opera
"It's boosted by an intelligently understated staging by Bruno Ravella with clean 1920s designs by Giles Cadle (top marks for staging the tobogganing scene without calamity). Ravella's show deals in small gestures rather than grand theatrics; the moment when Christine realises that the Baron is simply using her for access to "the Master" is quietly devastating."
Neil Fisher, The Times
"Richard Strauss’s domestic comedy is a hit for Garsington in Bruno Ravella’s staging and in Andrew Porter’s English translation"
★★★★ The Stage
Macbeth, Verdi - Iford Arts, UK
"Director Bruno Ravella presides over a sophisticated traditional reading which proves faithful to both Shakespeare's eerie original, and also to Verdi's passionate protests for Italian nationalism which spill out like power surges through Macbeth's arias and choruses. Ravella adds some intelligent director's touches, especially where Lady Macbeth is concerned"
★★★★ Charlotte Valori, Bachtrack
Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart - Hampstead Garden Opera, London UK
"Bruno Ravella’s production for Hampstead Garden Opera pulls out all the stops...Ravella went for a straightforward staging which made remarkable use of the limited space: a screen was dressed with different backdrops to morph between rooms of masters and servants; a scattering of furniture and few props filled in the remainder; costumes were wigs and frock coats for the men, voluminous long dresses for the ladies."
★★★★★ David Karlin, Bachtrack