In the 2013/14 Season Bruno Ravella is the director for The Royal Opera's revival of David McVicar's production of Faust. Previous work for the Company includes directing a revival of John Copley's production of La bohème.
Ravella was born in Casapablanca to Italian and Polish parents. He studied in France before moving to London, where he is now based. His work in opera includes 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, Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park, La clemenza di Tito and L’elisir d’amore (Hampstead Garden Opera) and a community project Hansel and Gretel. In addition to his work as a revival director for The Royal Opera he has revived Rinaldo and L’incoronazione di Poppea (Glyndebourne on Tour), Così fan tutte and Faust (Valencia) and La traviata (Grand Théâtre de Genève).
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.
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29 March 2014
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