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Cooke, Sasha

Sasha Cooke

(College Station, Texas) 

2023–24 Season: Laurene Powell Jobs, Mason Bates and Mark Campbell's The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

San Francisco Opera Highlights: Title role of Mark Adamo’s The Gospel of Mary Magdalene; Anna in Les Troyens; Magdalene in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; title role of Orlando; Hansel in Hansel and Gretel 

Recent and Upcoming: Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (Houston Grand Opera); Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde (Rouen Opera); Sylvie in Joby Talbot's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Dallas Opera); Thirza in Dame Ethel Smyth's The Wreckers (Houston); Stravinsky's Pulcinella (San Francisco Symphony); Corigliano's One Sweet Morning (Nashville Symphony); Mahler's Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen (Accademia di Saint Cecilia, Minnesota Orchestra, New World Symphony); Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde (Houston Symphony); Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius (Wiener Konzerthaus); Michael Tilson Thomas' Meditations on Rilke (New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic); Mahler’s Third Symphony (New Zealand Symphony); Mendelssohn's Elijah (Utah Symphony, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra); Vivaldi (Chicago Symphony Orchestra); Handel's Messiah (Philadelphia Orchestra, Oregon Symphony); Jake Heggie’s Intonations: Songs from the Violins of Hope; recitals with John Churchwell (Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach), Laura Dahl and members of St. Lawrence String Quartet (Stanford Live), and pianist Kirill Kuzmin and guitarist Jason Vieaux (Cleveland Institute of Music); Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro (Metropolitan Opera); Eduige in Rodelinda (Metropolitan Opera); Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict (Festival de la Côte Saint-André); Genièvre in Chausson's King Arthur (Bard SummerScape); Jake Heggie's The Work at Hand and Elgar's Sea Pictures (St. Louis Symphony Orchestra)

Co-Director of the Lehrer Vocal Institute at Music Academy of the West

Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording (John Adams’ Doctor Atomic; Mason Bates and Mark Campbell’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs)