Born in Casablanca of Italian and Polish parents, Bruno Ravella is an opera director based in London.
In 2015 he directed Strauss’ Intermezzo for Garsington Opera, UK to critical acclaim. A 2016 highlight was the double bill L'heure espagnole/ Gianni Schicchi at the Opera National de Lorraine in Nancy, France. Other directing credits include Macbeth, 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 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 engagaments include a new La Boheme for Opera di Firenze, Werther for the Opera National de Lorraine, Nancy and Falstaff for Garsington Opera, UK.
Bruno has been nominated for the Independent Opera Director Fellowship 2015 (UK).