Bruno Ravella is an international opera director based in London, UK. Born in Casablanca of Italian and Polish parents, he was educated mainly in France, and made London his home as soon as he graduated.
Bruno has just had his American directing debut with Rigoletto at Opera Theatre of St Louis. His recent Werther in Nancy has been awarded the Prix de la critique Claude Rostand for best opera production of the season 2017/2018 in France outside Paris, and was revived last year at the Opera de Quebec. La belle Hélène has brought him back to Nancy last season for his 3rd project there.
Last summer, he returned to Garsington with Falstaff reuniting him with Giles Cadle for the design. In 2017 he had his Italian directing debut at the Opera di Firenze/Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence with Puccini's La Boheme. 2016 highlights include the double bill L'heure espagnole and Gianni Schicchi for the Opera National de Lorraine in Nancy, France, Verdi's Macbeth for Iford Arts and Cavalleria Rusticana/I Pagliacci for Hampstead Garden Opera in their new North London home. Bruno had his Garsington directing debut in June 2015 with Strauss' Intermezzo, received with great public and critical acclaim.
- Prix de la critique Claude Rostand - Werther at Opera National de Lorraine, Nancy
- Nominated - Falstaff - South Bank Sky Arts Award in the Opera category
- Nominated - Outstanding achievement in a New Opera Production for Falstaff at Garsington Opera - Broadway World UK
- Nominated for Best opera production at the Offies - Mansfield Park at Hampstead Garden Opera