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Frances Rabalais is a Stage Director of opera from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is currently Resident Artist Stage Director and Assistant Stage Director with Pittsburgh Opera. She has directed for 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 Cincinnati Opera, Brevard Music Center, Pensacola Opera, and Crested Butte Music Festival. To contact Ms. Rabalais, please email her at