In March 2008, Mr Hugues R. GALL was elected, by his fellow-members of the Academy of Beautiful arts, director of the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny. Hugues Randolph GALL, born in Honfleur on March 18, 1940, is a director of French opera, which in particular directed the Large Theatre of Geneva and the National Opera of Paris.
After its studies at the institute of political studies of Paris and in the Sorbonne in German letters, it begins its career in the cabinets of Edgar Faure to the ministry for Agriculture then at the Nationale minister of education ; in this last station, it is in charge of the artistic lesson. It then creates the music field of the baccalaureat and the artistic department of the university of Vincennes. It forms then part of the cabinet of Edmond Michelet, minister of state in charge of the Cultural Affairs.
General secretary of the Meeting of the national opera houses as from 1969, he is the assistant of Rolf Liebermann to the national theatre of the Opera of 1973 to 1980. He is then director of the Large Theatre of Geneva of 1980 to 1995, and finally director of the National Opera of Paris of 1995 to 2004.
He is, since 2004, Conseiller of State in extraordinary service ; he is vice-president of the Noureev Foundation, of the professional room of the directors of operas (CPDO), member of the council of the Foundation of company of Veolia Environnement, since September 2004, Chairman of the board of the Institute for the financing of the cinema and culture industries (IFCIC).
Mr Hugues GALL is also Commandeur of the Legion of Honor inter alia distinctions and Membre of the Academy of Beaux Arts, elected official on December 18, 2002 with the seat of Daniel Wildenstein (section of the free members).