NYFOS Song of the Day: "His Manner is Gentle"

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....

Read the rest of the story at "No Song is Safe From Us"