Our faculty, guests artists, ensembles and solo student performers present 300 concerts, recitals and events each concert season. In addition to producing the opera or performing with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra, our students and faculty travel the world, record, publish and engage with audiences throughout the Rocky Mountain West.
It’s the dream of every aspiring opera singer: to appear on stage at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. For Sarah Cambidge (BM ’11, MM ’13), a graduate of the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, the dream came true in September, when she made her Met debut in the company’s production of Verdi’s “Macbeth.” Cambidge sings the role of the Lady in Waiting, appearing with such opera luminaries as soprano Anna Netrebko, baritone Željko Lučić and tenor Matthew Polenzani.
The Lamont School of Music’s fall season opens with Colorado Symphony Music Director Brett Mitchell conducting the Lamont Symphony Orchestra. Guest and faculty artists perform throughout the season and the Lamont Opera Theatre Gala, conducted by new faculty member Sahar Nouri will be presented twice. Performances are in the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Denver campus.
When Steve Johnson (BSME '67) chose the University of Denver for his undergraduate education, two factors mattered most: He wanted a good program in mechanical engineering and, as a first-generation college student from a low-income family in Portland, Oregon, he needed significant financial aid. He also had an interest in music.
The Celebrated Artist-Teacher String Series brings together a unique, world-class series of celebrated artists-teachers from university music schools across the nation. Check out this year's artists.