Bruno Ravella has directed revivals of John Copley’s production of La bohème and David McVicar’s production of Faust for The Royal Opera.
Ravella was born in Casablanca to Italian and Polish parents and studied in France. Opera engagements include directing Falstaff and La traviata (Iford Arts), Giulio Cesare (Stand Moutier, Switzerland), Carmen (Riverside Opera), Charpentier’s La Descente d’Orphée aux enfers and Blow’s Venus and Adonis (Les Arts Florissants), La Descente d’Orphée aux enfers (Glyndebourne Jerwood Project), Le nozze di Figaro, Dove’s Mansfield Park, La clemenza di Tito and L’elisir d’amore (Hampstead Garden Opera) and the community project Hansel and Gretel.
Ravella has worked as an assistant, revival and associate director for companies including Glyndebourne Festival, Scottish Opera, Garsington Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Komische Oper Berlin, Angers-Nantes Opéra, Houston Grand Opera, Monte Carlo Opera and Los Angeles Opera, with engagements including revivals of Rinaldo and L’incoronazione di Poppea (Glyndebourne on Tour), Così fan tutte and Faust (Valencia) and La traviata (Grand Théâtre de Genève).
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