John M. O'Quinn Foundation Endowed Fellow
HGO Appearances: HGO Studio artist (2014-15).
About the Artist: Sahar Nouri worked with Utah Opera for two
years as a resident artist, where her engagements included
Turandot, La traviata, and The Magic Flute.
She has spent the past two years as an apprentice coach with the
Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera, where she most
recently worked on A Streetcar Named Desire and
The Marriage of Figaro. Other engagements include
Sweeney Todd (Aspen Opera Theater, 2012), The
Rake's Progress (University of Michigan, 2012), and
Falstaff (Aspen Opera Theater Center, 2011). A graduate of
the University of Michigan, Nouri received a specialist degree in
vocal coaching and collaboration under the tutelage of the
legendary Martin Katz. She also holds a master's degree in
collaborative piano from Arizona State University. Nouri is a
former violinist who has performed with Tehran Philharmonic
Orchestra and won several prizes, for both violin and piano, in
national music festivals and competitions in Iran. This season at
HGO, she coaches Così fan tutte, Madame Butterfly, and
Sweeney Todd and appears with the HGO Studio in recital at
Rienzi and in various other performances.