Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano, who will be joining us on Travel Dynamics International’s opera cruise of the Mediterranean September 29-October 9, 2009, had the role of Kitty Oppenheimer in the Met’s recent production of John Williams’ Dr. Atomic. Her performance won high praise from the New Yorker:
She was able to create a fresh, vital portrayal, bringing a luminous tone, a generously supported musical line, a keen sense of verbal nuance, and a flair for seduction.
You can see her below, in the Metropolitan Opera’s promo for Dr. Atomic (Sasha Cooke comes on at 1:13) —
Sasha has upcoming recitals at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts in California; in 2008 she sang the role of Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Evgeny Onegin with the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv; and in 2009 she will appear in orchestral concerts with the Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and the Denver Symphony.