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Sasha Cooke In The Bard Music Festival Production Of Chausson's "King Arthur"

Sasha Cooke
Stephanie Girard
Sasha Cooke

The Bard Music Festival has been committed, since its inception, to reviving important but neglected operas. This year’s immersion in “Nadia Boulanger and Her World” presents the first fully staged American production of "King Arthur," the only opera by Boulanger’s compatriot and close contemporary Ernest Chausson.

The production is directed by Louisa Proske and will run for four performances (two of which will also stream online), anchored by the American Symphony Orchestra and Bard Festival Chorale under the leadership of festival founder and co-artistic director Leon Botstein.

Baritone Norman Garrett sings the title role opposite Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke as Guinevere.

Sasha Cooke has been called a “luminous standout” ( New York Times ) and “equal parts poise, radiance and elegant directness” ( Opera News ). She is sought after by the world’s leading orchestras, opera companies, and chamber music ensembles for her versatile repertoire.

Sarah has been a public radio producer for over a decade. She grew up in Saranac Lake, New York where she worked part-time at Pendragon Theatre all through high school and college. She graduated from UAlbany in 2006 with a BA in English and started at WAMC a few weeks later as a part-time board-op in the control room. Through a series of offered and seized opportunities she is now the Senior Contributing Producer of The Roundtable and Producer of The Book Show.
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