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Performer: Bruno Ravella

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NancyLa Belle Hélène

Offenbach: La Belle Hélène
Laurent Campellone; Bruno Ravella; Opéra National de Lorraine; Giles Cadle; Gabrielle Dalton; Mireille Lebel; Raphaël Brémard

MelbourneFaust

Gounod: Faust
Guillaume Tourniaire; Sir David McVicar; Opera Australia; Charles Edwards; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Saimir Pirgu; Maria Mudryak

FlorenceLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Francesco Ivan Ciampa; Bruno Ravella; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; William Orlandi; Vincenzo Costanzo; Valeria Sepe
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Songs of innocence and experience: Falstaff at Garsington

Henry Waddington (Falstaff) © Clive Barda
Bruno Ravella's fast-paced Falstaff for Garsington still has crucial space for pathos amid the comedy, with a notably subtle central performance from Henry Waddington.  
****1
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Getting to the heart of Don Alfonso

Ilya Kutyukhin (Guglielmo), Bogdan Volkov (Ferrando) and José Fardilha (Don Alfonso) © Tristram Kenton
In Nicholas Hytner's chocolate box production, lovingly revived by Bruno Ravella for Glyndebourne's tour, Alfonso is the most charismatic character on the stage.
****1
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So foul and fair a day: Verdi's Macbeth at Iford

Christopher Turner (Macduff) and Eddie Wade (Macbeth) © Mitzi de Margary for Iford Arts Festival
Iford's stone cloister makes a suitably eerie setting for a fine traditional account of Verdi's Macbeth, notable for its powerful male leads, from Iford Festival Opera and the CHROMA Ensemble.
****1
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Tragic tears of a clown: Cav and Pag at Hampstead Garden Opera

Benjie del Rosario as Canio (Pagliaccio) © Laurent Compagnon
Benjie del Rosario ignites a thrilling Pagliacci, while Cavalleria rusticana is potentially as good but marred by intelligibility and balance issues.
****1
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McVicar’s inspiring Faust triumphs in Adelaide

Teddy Tahu Rhodes (Méphistophélès) © Darren Williams
Bruno Ravella’s revival of David McVicar’s production of Faust, doing the rounds of Australia’s major opera companies, is currently inspiring Adelaidians with masterful performances by State Opera of South Australia.
****1
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