Lukas GrafLukas Graf

This is Lukas Graf’s introductory year with the NOVA center for the performing arts. As a Montana native, Lukas and his family are excited to return to Bozeman and eager to contribute to the Montana musical community.

Lukas has performed and conducted opera, operetta, and musical theater around the United States and Europe. His most recent operatic roles include Tamino from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Gherardo from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, and Father Gleaton from Carlisle Floyd's Susannah. Lukas transitioned from baritone to tenor in 2012.

As a baritone, he sang the roles of Don Giovanni, Papageno, Escamillo, and Valentine. Lukas has also premiered the roles of Louis Tikas in Lori Laitman's Ludlow, Collins in Kirk Mechem's Pride and Prejudice, and Rosenkrantz from Hershel Garfein's Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern through workshops with the composers. Lukas has performed professionally in over 25 different houses, including the Intermountain Opera Association as Frank in Die Fledermaus and El Dancaïro in Carmen.

Lukas currently teaches voice privately and honors classes at Montana State University. He previously taught voice, choir, and opera at Minot State University. Lukas holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy and two Masters of Music degrees in Voice Performance and Choral Conducting from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Montana State University under the direction of Lowell Hickman, David Cody, and Linda Curtis.

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