Sahar  Nouri

John M. O'Quinn Foundation Endowed Fellow

Pianist/coach (Iran)

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.