Two-time Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke has been called a “luminous standout” by the New York Times and “equal parts poise, radiance and elegant directness” by Opera News. Ms. Cooke has sung principle roles at the Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, English National Opera, and Gran Teatre del Liceu, among others, and with over 80 symphony orchestras worldwide frequently in the works of Mahler. This season marks Ms. Cooke’s appointment at the Music Academy of the West as Co-Director of the Lehrer Vocal Institute. She joins host Oliver Camacho to discuss her special relationship with the music of Gustav Mahler, the San Francisco Symphony & conductor Michael Tilson Thomas; and to share the story of commissioning 17 songs for her Grammy-nominated album how do I find you. Sasha Cooke performs songs of Alma Mahler with Chicago Symphony Orchestra during their residency at Ravinia Festival on July 19.
Sasha Cooke sings “Urlicht” from Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Houston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada.