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Frances Rabalais is a Stage Director of opera based in Houston, Texas. She is known for her engrossing, evocative productions of contemporary pieces as well as the standard repertoire. In 2018, she completed a two year residency as Resident Artist Stage Director and Assistant Stage Director with Pittsburgh Opera. Frances has directed for the Fort Wayne Symphony, New Orleans Opera, Opera Project Columbus, Pittsburgh Opera, and Cincinnati Chamber Opera. She earned her Artist's Diploma in Stage Direction of Opera from the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music in 2016. She has held assistant director positions with Des Moines Metro Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Colorado, Washington National Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Brevard Music Center, Pensacola Opera, and Crested Butte Music Festival. To contact Ms. Rabalais, please email her at