Italian-Polish director Bruno Ravella has revived John Copley’s production of La bohème and David McVicar’s production of Faust for The Royal Opera. In the 2018/19 Season he revives Faust.
Ravella was born in Casablanca to Italian and Polish parents and studied in France. He moved to London in 1991 after graduation. He works widely as an opera director. His productions have included La Belle Hélène, Werther (Winner, Prix de la critique Claude Rostand, 2018) and L’Heure espagnole/Gianni Schicchi (Opéra National de Lorraine), Falstaff and Intermezzo (Garsington Opera), La bohème (Opera di Firenze), Madama Butterfly, Macbeth, Agrippina, Falstaff and La traviata (Iford Arts), Giulio Cesare (Stand’été Moutier, Switzerland), Carmen (Riverside Opera), Charpentier’s La Descente d’Orphée aux enfers and Blow’s Venus and Adonis (Les Arts Florissants) and La Descente d’Orphée aux enfers (Glyndebourne Jerwood Project).
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