Sahar Nouri, senior coach Back To Artist-Faculty
Iranian pianist and conductor Sahar Nouri, vocal coach, has served as Opera Colorado’s chorus master, assistant conductor, and pianist coach for five seasons. Ms. Nouri is the newly appointed music director of the Lamont Opera Theatre at Denver University. While based in Denver, she continues to serve as guest coach/faculty with various organizations including San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Opera North Carolina. Ms. Nouri is also the founder and director of Dandelion Opera Institute, a summer training program for young, talented opera singers, pianists, and conductors. Previously, Ms. Nouri has been a member of the music staff at Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Utah Opera, Aspen Opera Center (now Aspen Opera Theater and VocalARTS), Opera Parallèle, and Opera in the Heights. Her repertoire includes numerous classic operas as well as many world premieres such as: Prince of Players (Carlisle Floyd), O Columbia! (Gregory Spears), Steal a Pencil for Me (Gerald Cohen), and Today It Rains (Laura Kaminsky). A multi-lingual, Ms. Nouri has studied in the Czech Republic, Italy, and Austria, and is frequently in demand as a language coach and recitalist.