New York Festival of Song's blog No Song is Safe From Us highlights Sasha Cooke's performance of "His Manner is Gentle" from Bolcom's Lucrezia
Stiven Blier recalls how: ...[Sasha Cooke] sang beautifully, and that night led to a bunch of other appearances with us, including the world premiere of two one-act operas with libretti by Mark Campbell: Bastianello, with music by John Musto, and Lucrezia, with music by William Bolcom. This was one of our biggest commissions ever, and we needed our A-list players.
Both of those operas gave Sasha a chance to exhibit her first-class chops as a comedienne (where did she learn such perfect comic timing?), and playing the title role in Lucrezia she also got a rare onstage opportunity to be a sexpot....
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