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's 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. 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.
Besides directing, Bruno has worked as revival, associate or assistant director for some of the largest opera companies in the world including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, the Metropolitan Opera, Opera Australia, State Opera of South Australia, Chicago Lyric, Houston Grand Opera, Teatro Colón, Opera de Monte Carlo, Teatro Regio Parma, Los Angeles Opera, Grand Theatre de Geneve. Bruno has worked with a great range of directors such as John Cox, Sir David McVicar, Robert Carsen, Barrie Kosky, Silviu Purcarete, John Copley, Annabel Arden and Nicholas Hytner.
Upcoming projects include Falstaff for Garsington Opera in June 2018, La belle Hélène in Nancy and the American directing debut with Rigoletto at Opera Theatre of St Louis.