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Cooke, Sasha (mezzo-soprano)
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Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano)

Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke has been called a ‘luminous standout’ (New York Times) and ‘equal parts poise, radiance and elegant directness’ (Opera News). Ms Cooke is a renowned interpreter of Mahler, whose works she has sung to great acclaim on four different continents. She is sought after by the world’s leading orchestras, opera companies and chamber music ensembles for her versatile repertoire and commitment to new music.

Highlights of Ms Cooke’s career include a European Tour of Mahler’s third symphony with the San Francisco Symphony, Berlioz’s Les nuits d'été in Lucerne and Tokyo, and the world premieres of Mark Adamo’s The Gospel of Mary Magdalene as the title role for her San Francisco Opera debut, Laura Kaminsky’s As One at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Joby Talbot’s Everest with The Dallas Opera, Marc Neikrug’s Canta-Concerto with the New York Philharmonic, and Kevin Puts’ Of all the moons in recital with Julius Drake at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall.

Ms Cooke has enjoyed close collaborations with many of the world’s leading conductors, including Jiří Bělohlávek, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Mark Elder, Alan Gilbert, Bernard Haitink, Louis Langrée, James Levine, Ludovic Morlot, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Donald Runnicles, Leonard Slatkin, Roberto Spano, Michael Tilson Thomas, Edo de Waart, and Jaap van Zweden, among others.

On the operatic stage, Ms Cooke has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, English National Opera, Opéra National de Bordeaux, and La Monnaie.

A dedicated recitalist, Ms Cooke was presented by Young Concert Artists in her widely acclaimed New York and Washington debuts at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and the Kennedy Center. She has also been featured in recital at Merkin Concert Hall, Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and London’s Wigmore Hall.

A graduate of Rice University and The Juilliard School, Sasha Cooke also attended the Music Academy of the West, the Aspen Music Festival, the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute, the Wolf Trap Foundation, the Marlboro Music Festival, the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and Seattle Opera and Central City Opera’s Young Artist Training Programs.


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