Sahar Nouri

Sahar Nouri

Assistant Professor, Opera

What I do

Music Director, Lamont Opera Theatre


opera, Voice, Piano

Professional Biography

Iranian conductor and pianist, Sahar Nouri, has served as Music Director of the Lamont Opera Theater at University of Denver since 2019. She also returns to Opera Colorado for a seventh season as the company's chorus master, assistant conductor.
At the University of Denver, Ms. Nouri has conducted numerous concerts and productions including Die Zauberflöte, Alcina, Cabildo, The Little Prince. Ms. Nouri's work with Opera Colorado has included productions of: Turandot, Die Tote Stadt, The Shining, Rigoletto, Carmen, Turandot, Pagliacci, Cavalleria rusticana, Tosca, Il barbiere di Siviglia, La fanciulla del West, La bohème, Falstaff, La traviata, Le nozze di Figaro and the world premiere of Steal a Pencil for Me (by Gerald Cohen).
Ms. Nouri has been on the music staff at numerous companies including San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Opera Parallèle, Opera North Carolina, Glimmerglass Festival, Utah Opera, Opera in the Heights, Aspen Opera Theatre, Opera Steamboat, Merola Opera, Boston Conservatory of Music, and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
As a recitalist, Ms. Nouri has performed concerts across the nation with international stars including tenor Matthew Polenzani and soprano Mane Galoyan.
A multi-lingual coach, Ms. Nouri has studied in the Czech Republic, Italy, and Austria and is frequently in demand as a language coach. She holds graduate music degrees from the University of Michigan and Arizona State University.
Ms. Nouri is a former violinist who has performed with Tehran Philharmonic Orchestra and has won several prizes, for both violin and piano, in national music festivals and competitions in Iran.


  • Certificate, Specialist in Vocal Coaching and Collaboration, University of Michigan, 2012
  • MM, Collaborative Piano Performance, Arizona State University, 2010
  • BM, Piano Performance, University of Michigan, 2007
  • BM, Violin Performance, Arts University, 2004

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Language Certification

Professional Affiliations

  • Opera America


Nouri, S. (2021). April in Paris. Opera Colorado. Denver, CO.
Golan, L., Plenk, M. A., & Nouri, S. (2020). Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte" (Canceled; COVID 19). Lamont Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra. Denver, CO.
Nouri, S. (2022). Les Mamelles de Tiresias. Lamont Opera Theater and Lamont Symphony Orchestra. Denver, CO.
Nouri, S. (2021). Cabildo, by Amy Beach. Lamont Opera Theater, Denver, CO.
Nouri, S. (2021). Lamont Composer's Concert Series. Lamont School of Music, Denver, CO.
Nouri, S. (2019). Today It Rains (World Premiere). Opera Paralelle. Opera Paralelle, San Francisco, CA.
Nouri, S. (2020). Pagliacci at Opera Colorado. Opera Colorado. Opera Colorado, Denver, CO.