Grammy Award–winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke’s 2016–17 season includes performances of Handel’s Messiah (New York Philharmonic), Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (Seattle Opera), Duruflé’s Requiem (National Symphony Orchestra), Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius (Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra), Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (Indianapolis Symphony), Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah (The Philadelphia Orchestra, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Verdi’s Requiem (Houston Grand Opera), Prokofiev’s Ivan the Terrible (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), a concert of arias and songs by Handel, Mozart, and Mahler (Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra), Christopher Theofanidis’s Creation / Creator (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra), Mozart’s Requiem (Oregon Symphony), John Harbison’s Requiem (Nashville Symphony), Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 (Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra), Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection (Minnesota Orchestra), and the World Premiere of Mason Bates’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (Santa Fe Opera). Ms. Cooke will work with conductors including Alan Gilbert, Giancarlo Guerrero, Riccardo Muti, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Robert Spano, Osmo Vänskä, Edo de Waart, and Jean-Marie Zeitouni.
Past engagements have included the San Francisco, Seattle, Houston, Colorado, Melbourne, Singapore, and New World symphony orchestras, San Francisco and Dallas Operas, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. She has appeared at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, Barbican Centre, Palau de la Música, Theater an der Wien, and the Kennedy Center. Additional conductors with whom she has worked include Harry Bicket, Andrew Davis, Andrew Grams, Mark Elder, Ludovic Morlot, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Trevor Pinnock, Carlos Prieto, Donald Runnicles, Tugan Sokhiev, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Pinchas Zuckerman.
A graduate of Rice University and The Juilliard School, Sasha Cooke also attended the Music Academy of the West, Aspen Music Festival and School, Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute, Wolf Trap Foundation, 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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