Fakhereh Saba (1920–2007) was the first female opera singer in Iran. Fakhereh Saba was the daughter of the Iranian musician Abolhasan Saba. She started her primary and musical education in Iran and continued her higher education in France. She went to France in April 1947 and was accepted as one of the 20 students at the Conservatoire de Paris. Fakhereh Saba had a lot of notable students including Mansoureh Ghasri, Mohhamad Nouri and many others. Fakhereh Saba and her husband, Alireza Afzalipour, were founders of Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman and Kerman University of Medical Sciences.