American mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty pianist Jessica Chow Shinn present a recital as part of the Conservatory’s Opera Innovators Series.
Cooke is a Grammy Award winner who has been called a “luminous standout” by the New York Times and “equal parts poise, radiance, and elegant directness” by Opera News. She has sung at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, English National Opera, Seattle Opera, Opéra National de Bordeaux, and Gran Teatre del Liceu, among others, and with over 80 symphony orchestras worldwide, frequently performing the works of Mahler.
As a dedicated recitalist, Cooke was presented by Young Concert Artists in her widely acclaimed New York and Washington debuts at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and the Kennedy Center. She has also appeared in recital at Alice Tully Hall, the Wigmore Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the 92nd Street Y. Her recordings can be found on the Hyperion, BIS, Chandos, Pentatone, Naxos, Bridge Records, Yarlung, GPR Records, and Sono Luminus labels.
Her most recent recordings include Intonations: Songs from the Violins of Hope by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer; Michael Tilson Thomas’s Meditations on Rilke with the San Francisco Symphony, which won the 2021 Grammy Award for Best Classical Compendium; L’enfance du Christ with Sir Andrew Davis and the Melbourne Symphony; and Mason Bates’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, which won the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording.
A graduate of Rice University and the Juilliard School, Cooke was appointed codirector of the Lehrer Vocal Institute at the Music Academy of the West in 2023.
This event is open to Berklee students, faculty, and staff with a valid Berklee ID, and invited guests only.
Sasha Cooke is presented as part of Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s Opera Innovators Series in partnership with the Boston Lyric Opera.
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