Bruno Ravella | Director


Bruno Ravella



Bruno Ravella is an international opera director based in London. Born in Casablanca, Morocco, of Italian and Polish parents, he studied in France then, upon graduation, moved to London in 1991. His critically acclaimed production of Massenet’s Werther at the Opéra national de Lorraine won the Prix Claude Rostand in 2017-18. Verdi’s Falstaff at Garsington Opera in 2018 was nominated for the South Bank Sky Arts Award in the opera category. He has directed Verdi’s Rigoletto (Opera Theatre of St Louis, USA), Puccini’s La bohème (Opera di Firenze, Italy), Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène, Ravel’s L’heure espagnole and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (Opéra National de Lorraine), Massenet’s Werther (Opéra de Québec), Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Verdi’s Macbeth, Handel’s Agrippina, Verdi’s Falstaff and La traviata (Iford Arts, UK), Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Verdi’s La traviata (Stand’été, Moutier, Switzerland), Bizet’s Carmen (Riverside Opera, UK), 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), Verdi’s Stiffelio (Opéra national du Rhin), Strauss’s Intermezzo (Garsington Opera), and Der Rosenkavalier (Garsington Opera and Irish National Opera). He was nominated for the Independent Opera Director Fellowship in 2015. He has been recognized time and again for his “pin-sharp attention to detail” and ability to clearly portray subtleties of the human condition.

June 2023