Frances RabalaisFrances Rabalais is an opera director born in New Orleans and raised in Houston. She graduated with a degree in vocal performance from Louisiana State University, and then decided she’d rather be directing than performing. Along with some university assistant directing, Ms. Rabalais has worked as an assistant stage manager, most recently with the New Orleans Opera Association. This summer, she was at the Brevard Music Center as the Assistant Director for the Janiec Opera Company. In October, Ms. Rabalais assisted the direction of Pensacola Opera’s Sweeney Todd: Te Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Ms. Rabalais has a particular interest in the production and staging of new operatic works, as well as incorporating modern technology and media into opera.