Alex Ross in The New Yorker praised Sasha Cooke in Doctor Atomic at The Met for her 'fresh, vital portrayal, bringing a luminous tone, a generously supported musical line, a keen sense of verbal nuance, and a flair for seduction'. She then made her European debut singing Kitty Oppenheimer in Doctor Atomic at English National Opera. Maestro Yehuda Gilad has conducted throughout Spain, Sweden, Germany, Finland, and France. Over the course of his career, he has collaborated with many leading musicians including Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, Sarah Chang, Ann Marie McDermott, Pepe Romero, Joseph Kalichstein, Michelle De Young, Vladimir Feltsman, Misha Dichter, Jeannine Altmeyer and Sasha Cooke. This is Yarlung Records' first release with Sasha Cooke and The Colburn Orchestra. Sasha offers her powerful shimmering voice and Maestro Gilad elicits sensitive and lyrical interpretations of the repertoire.