Born in Casablanca of Italian and Polish parents, the director was educated mainly in France and is a longtime resident of London. Last year he made his Italian directing debut at the Opera di Firenze/ Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (La bohème). Highlights in 2016 included L’heure espagnole/ Gianni Schicchi (Opéra National de Lorraine), Macbeth (Iford Arts), and Cavalleria rusticana/ Pagliacci (Hampstead Garden Opera in their new North London home). Ravella made his Garsington Opera directing debut with a critically and publicly acclaimed production of Strauss’s Intermezzo. He has worked as revival, associate, or assistant director for such major companies as the Royal Opera House/Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, and the major houses of Sydney, Buenos Aires, Monte Carlo, Parma, Los Angeles, and Geneva, among others. Ravella has worked with many major directors, among them John Cox, Sir David McVicar, Robert Carsen, Barrie Kosky, John Copley, and Nicholas Hytner. Upcoming projects this season include Werther (Opéra National de Lorraine) and Falstaff (Garsington Opera). Ravella was nominated for the prestigious Independent Opera Director Fellowship in 2015.
Previously at Lyric: Così fan tutte (2017|18); Ariadne auf Naxos (2011/12, Associate Director).
Last updated: February 17, 2018