Bruno Ravella - Short biography
Born in Casablanca of Italian and Polish parents, Bruno Ravella is an opera director based in London.
Last summer he has directed Strauss’ Intermezzo for Garsington Opera, UK to critical acclaim. Other directing credits include Agrippina, La traviata and Falstaff (Iford Arts, UK), La traviata, Giulio Cesare (Stand’été Moutier, Switzerland), Charpentier’s La descente d’Orphée aux enfers and Blow’s Venus and Adonis (Les arts Florissants, Paris), La descente d’Orphée aux enfers (Glyndebourne Jerwood Project, UK), Dove’s Mansfield Park (nominated for Best Opera Production at the Offies’ 2014), Le nozze di Figaro, La clemenza di Tito, L’elisir d’amore (Hampstead Garden Opera, UK), Carmen (Riverside Opera, UK).
He has revived productions of Sir McVicar, Carsen, Copley and Hytner for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, Glyndebourne on Tour, Opera Australia, State Opera of South Australia, West Australia Opera, Opera de Genève and Valencia Opera. He has also worked as revival, associate or assistant director for some of the largest opera companies in the world including Chicago Lyric, Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, Theater an der Wien, Opera de Monte Carlo and Teatro Regio Parma.
Future directing projects include Cav/Pag and Verdi’s Macbeth, as well as the double bill L’heure espagnole and Gianni Schicchi for the opening of the next season at the Opera National de Lorraine.
Bruno has been nominated for the Independent Opera Director Fellowship 2015 (UK).