IMG Artists is delighted to welcome opera director Bruno Ravella to its roster for worldwide general management. Mr Ravella will be represented by Artist Manager Ashley Thouret from the company’s Hannover office.
Ravella has earned acclaim for his “unfailingly sharp and witty” direction (Opera News) “which scintillatingly mirrors the quicksilver intricacy of the score” (The Independent).
Mr Ravella says: “I am delighted to join the illustrious roster of IMG Artists at this exciting time in my career. Ashley has the perfect combination of energy, enthusiasm and deep love for the art form, and I look forward to a close collaboration building and expanding my career further.”
Ms Thouret says: “I am thrilled to welcome stage director Bruno Ravella to IMG Artists for worldwide general management. Bruno and I met at Glyndebourne and felt an immediate kinship towards one another. I have the utmost admiration and respect for Bruno’s work and am eager to work with him as we further develop his international career. Bruno’s passion and attention to detail are omnipresent throughout his work, and his unique intelligence, wit and demeanor shine through in his artistry as if it were a personal signature. What he is creating is indeed something very beautiful and very specific – exactly what our opera world needs more of today.”
Born in Casablanca, Morocco, to Italian and Polish parents, Ravella studied in France and moved to London in 1991 upon graduation. His critically acclaimed production of Werther at the Opera National de Lorraine won the Prix de la Critique Claude Rostand in 2017/2018. His 2018 production of Falstaff at Garsington Opera was nominated for the South Bank Sky Arts Award in the Opera category. This was his second production at Garsington, following his successful Strauss’ Intermezzo in 2015.
Ravella has also directed productions for The US’s Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (Rigoletto); Italy’s Opera di Firenze (La bohème); France’s Opéra National de Lorraine (La Belle Hélène and L’heure espagnole/Gianni Schicchi) and Les Arts Florissants (La Descente d’Orphée aux enfers and Venus and Adonis); Canada’s Opéra de Québec (Werther); The UK’s Ilford Arts (Madam Butterfly, Macbeth, Agrippina, Falstaff and La traviata), Glyndebourne Jerwood Project (La Descente d’Orphée aux enfers), and Riverside Opera (Carmen); and Switzerland’s Stand’été Moutier (Giulio Cesare and La traviata).