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Mezzo-Soprano
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Seb Mallet

Seb Mallet

Associate Artist Manager

Representation

European management with Askonas Holt General management with Matthew Horner/IMG.

About Sasha

Renowned for her versatility, dramatic magnetism and her strengths in both early and modern repertoire, Sasha enjoys an international career both on stage and as a recording artist and is the recipient of two Grammy Awards. In 2022, Sasha was appointed as Co-Director of the Lehrer Vocal Institute at Music Academy of the West.

2023/24 includes Mason Bates's The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (Laurene) for San Francisco Opera, the world premiere of Joby Talbot's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Sylvie) for Dallas Opera and two role debuts as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) for Houston Grand Opera and Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde) for Opéra de Rouen.

On the concert platform this season she sings Handel Messiah in Rome with John Nelson and in Oregon with Christopher Allen, Berlioz Les nuits d'été with Martyn Brabbins in Mumbai, John Corigliano's One Sweet Morning in Nashville, and Tristan und Isolde (Act II) with Mark Elder at the Gstaad Festival.

Sasha is based in Texas

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Representation

European management with Askonas Holt General management with Matthew Horner/IMG.

Season Highlights

Sep 2023 - Oct 2023
San Francisco Opera
The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (Laurene) Michael Christie (conductor) Kevin Newbury (director)
Nov 2023
Dallas Opera
Talbot The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Sylvie) Emmanuel Villaume (conductor) Leonard Foglia (director)
Dec 2023
Santa Cecilia Hall, Rome
Handel Messiah John Nelson (conductor) Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

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Selected Repertoire

AdamoThe Gospel of Mary Magdelene (Mary Magdalene)
AdamsDoctor Atomic (Kitty Oppenheimer)
BarberVanessa (Erika)
BartokBluebeard's Castle (Judith)
BatesThe (R)evoluion of Steve Jobs (Laurene Powell Jobs)
BelliniI Capuletti e i Montecchi
BergWozzeck (Margret)
BerliozLes Troyens (Didon)   •   La Damnation de Faust (Marguerite)   •   Béatrice et Bénédict (Béatrice)
BizetCarmen (Mercédès)
BrittenThe Rape of Lucretia   •   Gloriana
CavalliGiasone (Medea)   •   La Calisto (Endimione)
ChabrierL’Etoile (Aloés)
ChaussonLe Roi Arthus (Genièvre)
DebussyPelléas et Mélisande
DonizettiAnna Bolena (Smeton)   •   Roberto Devereux
GluckIphigénie en Tauride (second priestess)   •   Orfeo
HandelOrlando (Orlando, Medoro)   •   Rodelinda (Eduige, Bertarido)   •   Ariodante (Ariodante)   •   Alcina (Ruggiero)   •   Theodora (Irene)   •   Rinaldo (Rinaldo, Goffredo)   •   Radamisto (Zenobia)   •   Xerxes (Xerxes)   •   Amadigi di Gaula (Amadigi)   •   Teseo (Medea)
HumperdinckHansel and Gretel (Hansel, Sandman)
KaminskyAs One (Hannah After)
MassenetWerther (Charlotte)   •   Cendrillon (Le Prince Charmant)   •   Don Quichotte
MozartLe nozze di Figaro (Cherubino)   •   La Clemenza di Tito (Sesto)   •   Così fan tutte (Dorabella)
MuhlyMarnie (Marnie)
OffenbachLes Contes d’Hoffmann
PucciniGianni Schicchi (La Ciesca)
PurcellDido and Aeneas
R. StraussAriadne auf Naxos (The Composer)   •   Der Rosenkavalier (Octavian)
SmythThe Wreckers (Thirza)
StravinskyThe Rake’s Progress (Sonia)
TalbotEverest (Jan Arnold)   •   The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Sylvie)
WagnerDie Walküre (Waltraute, Fricka)   •   Tristan und Isolde (Brangäne)   •   Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Magdalena)

Sample Programmes

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    Shaw: how do I find you Sankaram: Listen Boehler: Risk not One Mazzoli: Self-Portrait with Dishevelled Hair Glover: Spider Orth: Dear Colleagues Cerrone: Everything Will Be Okay Kahane: The Hazelnut Tree Marshall: (A Bad Case of) Kids Ruo: The Work of Angels Andre: Altitude Muhly: Inward Things Purrington: That Night Beecher: After the Fires Pollock: #MasksUsedToBeFun Thompson: Still Waiting López: Where Once We Sang

News

Press

  • Tristan und Isolde (Brangäne)

    Opéra de Rouen
    Jun 2024
    • Sasha Cooke confirme qu’elle est une des plus grandes Brangäne actuelles : il suffit d’entendre la messa di voce qu’elle dépose dès le « einsam » de ses appels au deuxième acte – appels qu’elle élonge jusqu’au dernier souffle d’air que lui permet son excellente technique – pour s’en convaincre." [Translated] "Sasha Cooke confirms that she is one of today's greatest Brangäne: you only have to hear the messa di voce she delivers from the "einsam" of her calls in Act II - calls that she stretches out to the last breath of air that her excellent technique allows her - to be convinced.

    • Se situant à ce même niveau d’excellence, l’américaine Sasha Cooke installe également toute sa maîtrise en Brangäne. Cette voix de mezzo-soprano aux accents mordorés, assez claire de timbre cependant, se déploie en équivalence de celle d’Isolde au 1er acte avant de livrer ensuite des appels idéalement soutenus et troublants d’expressivité. Elle retrouvera d'ailleurs le rôle cet été pour le 2ème Acte de cet opéra, au Festival de Baden-Baden auprès de Camilla Nylund et Jonas Kaufmann." [Translated] "Situated at this same level of excellence, the American Sasha Cooke also demonstrates her mastery in Brangäne. This mezzo-soprano voice with golden accents, quite clear in timbre however, unfolds in equivalence to that of Isolde in the first act before then delivering calls that are ideally sustained and disturbingly expressive. She will also return to the role this summer for the 2nd Act of this opera, at the Baden-Baden Festival with Camilla Nylund and Jonas Kaufmann .

    • On applaudit le mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke aux commandes d’une Brangäne suave." "We applaud the mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke at the helm of a suave Brangäne

    • La mezzo étasunienne Sascha Cooke est une superlative Brangäne, avec ce qu’il faut de velours dans le timbre et de souffle, pour rendre pleinement justice à son personnage." "The American mezzo Sasha Cooke is a superlative Brangäne, with just the right amount of velvet tone and breath to do full justice to her character