Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-Soprano



Age: 27
Born: Riverside, CA
Current: College Station, TX




Radiant American mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke caused a sensation as Kitty Oppenheimer in the Metropolitan Opera premiere of John Adams’s Doctor Atomic. She was praised in The New Yorker for her “fresh, vital portrayal, bringing a luminous tone, a generously supported musical line, a keen sense of verbal nuance, and a flair for seduction.” The 2009-10 season includes her debuts with the symphonies of Milwaukee, Hong Kong, Dallas, Colorado, Seattle, Kansas City, San Diego, Chicago, and the Aspen Festival. Ms. Cooke also performs two engagements with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony—Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and Berlioz’s Les nuits d’Été. A dedicated recitalist, Ms. Cooke appears with the New York Festival of Song at Merkin Concert Hall, at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theatre and at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Foundation. On the opera stage, she makes her Seattle Opera debut as Meg Page in Falstaff and sings the tragic Medea in Cavalli’s seldom-performed Giasone at Chicago Opera Theater. A graduate of Rice University and the Juilliard School, Ms. Cooke completed the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program of the Metropolitan Opera in 2009. She will sing with Music@Menlo this July and August.

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