Hal France

During a thirty five-year professional career, conductor Hal France has led organizations and performed with opera companies and symphony orchestras around the United States and abroad. He has completed tenures as Executive Director of KANEKO (2008–2012), Artistic Director of Opera Omaha (1995–2005), and Music Director of the Orlando Philharmonic (1999-2006).

His conducting credits include the Houston Grand Opera, Royal Philharmonic, National Symphony, New York City Opera, Seattle Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Santa Fe Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Richmond Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Chautauqua Opera, Lake George Opera, Minnesota Opera, Cleveland Opera, Opera Carolina, Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Festival of New Jersey, Hawaii Opera Theater, Utah Symphony and Opera, Mobile Opera, Tulsa Opera, Portland Opera, Kentucky Opera, Orlando Opera, Lawrence University, Northwestern University and the Royal Opera of Stockholm.

Maestro France is pleased to join Depaul University School of Music for this gala performance. His 2017 – 2018 seasons included Man of La Mancha for the Utah Opera, Pirates of Penzance at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, the World Premiere of Stranger From Paradise for Opera Omaha by Nevada Jones, David Lang’s Difficulty of Crossing A Field and Little Match Girl Passion for Portland Opera, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi and The Turn of the Screw at DePaul Opera Theater, Street Scene for the Michigan State University Opera and Falstaff for Opera Omaha.

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