On the concert stage during the 2017–18 season Grammy Award–winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke appears with ensembles including the London, Tokyo, San Francisco, Dallas, Melbourne, and New Zealand symphony orchestras, as well as the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Orchestre Métropolitain de Montreal, frequently performing the music of Mahler, whose works she has sung on four different continents. She is sought after by the world’s leading opera houses, including The Metropolitan Opera, Opéra national de Bordeaux, San Francisco Opera, Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and Seattle Opera. In 2017 Ms. Cooke sang in two world premieres of contemporary opera: in the role of Laurene Jobs in Mason Bates’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs at Santa Fe Opera and in the title role in Nico Muhly’s Marnie at English National Opera. Known for her commitment to new music, she has also premiered works by Mark Adamo, William Bolcom, Laura Kaminsky, Lowell Liebermann, Marc Neikrug, Kevin Puts, Augusta Read Thomas, and Joby Talbot. Previous orchestral engagements have included the Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, New World, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Shanghai, and Singapore symphony orchestras; The Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras; the New York, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles philharmonic orchestras; and the Orpheus, Los Angeles, and St. Paul chamber orchestras. She has worked leading conductors including Jaap van Zweden, Bernard Haitink, James Levine, Riccardo Muti, Andrew Davis, Alan Gilbert, Edo de Waart, Michael Tilson Thomas, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Gustavo Dudamel, and Mark Elder. Last season, with pianist Julius Drake Ms. Cooke released Liszt: The Complete Songs, Vol.4 on Hyperion Records. She can also be heard on the Naxos, Bridge, Yarlung, GPR Records, and Sono Luminus labels. Sasha Cooke is a graduate of Rice University, The Juilliard School, and The Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.
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