From: São Paulo, Brazil. LA Opera: He was a member of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program from 2022 to 2024.

Pianist Lucas Nogara has been gaining major recognition on the operatic and art song stage as a collaborator and opera coach. A recent graduate of Indiana University, Lucas holds a master's of music and a performance diploma in collaborative piano, both under the mentorship of Kevin Murphy. His projects included collaborations with IU Opera Theatre in the productions of Parsifal, La Bohème, La Rondine and The Barber of Seville. He has also served as a pianist, rehearsing and performing in Carol Vaness’ renowned opera workshop. 

He began working as a collaborative pianist, mostly with singers, as an undergraduate at State University of Sao Paulo - Unesp. After college he joined the São Pedro Theatre Opera Studio, playing song recitals and opera rehearsals and performances. He also worked on opera productions in his country – among them Faust and Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas at Manaus Opera Festival; A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Makropulos Affair at São Pedro Theatre; and Roméo et Juliette with São Paulo Opera Company.  

In 2018 he was invited to play Don Giovanni for the Tel Aviv Summer Opera Festival, to which he will return in the summer of 2022. In 2021, he was invited as a fellow at the prestigious Ravinia Steans Music Institute to collaborate with the program for singers, to which he will also return this upcoming summer. Most recently, he performed at the last edition of the Concours Musical International de Montréal.  

In 2022, he was the pianist for tenor Russell Thomas's recital of work by Black composers, during which he conducted the world premiere of Damien Geter's Annunciation.