What better way to kick off Gemma New’s first full year as NZSO Artistic Advisor and Principal Conductor than with one of the greatest symphonies of all time?
Mahler’s Third Symphony is a colossal monument in the orchestral repertoire, requiring a giant orchestra, a women’s choir, a children’s choir, and a mezzo-soprano soloist. Mahler interrogates and portrays gorgeous life itself – summer, nature, humanity, heaven, and love.
Renowned mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke performs in this masterful work. Described as being “equal parts poise, radiance, and elegant directness” (Opera News), she gained particular acclaim for originating the female lead in John Adams’ opera Doctor Atomic.