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Two best friends and Opera Divas (Sondra Radvanovsky and Keri Alkema) having a chat while being side lined from singing on stage due to the pandemic. Join us while we laugh, cry, and drink lots of Gin during this difficult time.

Two best friends and Opera Divas (Sondra Radvanovsky and Keri Alkema) having a chat while being side lined from singing on stage due to the pandemic. Join us while we laugh, cry, and drink lots of Gin during this difficult time.

Location:

United States

Description:

Two best friends and Opera Divas (Sondra Radvanovsky and Keri Alkema) having a chat while being side lined from singing on stage due to the pandemic. Join us while we laugh, cry, and drink lots of Gin during this difficult time.

Language:

English


Episodes

Season 2, Episode 17: Ben Heppner

8/27/2021
Join us as we head to Canada to talk with an operatic legend, Ben Heppner about life at home during the pandemic, the best advice he received during his incredible career, the choice he made to retire from it all, and the motorcycle rides that bring clarity and serenity. https://www.cbc.ca/mediacentre/bio/ben-heppner www.screamingdivas.com

Duration:01:29:37

Season 2, Episode 16: Thomas Williams of Stray from the Path & Trade Wind

8/13/2021
Join us as we head to Franklin, TN to talk with the insanely talented, self taught guitarist of the bands Stray from the Path and Trade Wind, Thomas Williams, about how the pandemic affected not only his performance career, but his other businesses being a co-founder of Other People Records and a band manager with Tandem Management Company. As far apart as the genres of heavy metal and opera are, the way that the pandemic has decimated the music industry is experienced and felt by all of us....

Duration:01:23:33

Season 2, Episode 15: Patricia Racette & Beth Clayton

8/6/2021
Join us as we head to Santa Fe, NM to talk with two incredibly talented people, Patricia Racette and Beth Clayton, about career paths, the future of opera, being a singing actress, mental health and the silver lining during the pandemic of being home with chainsaws. https://patriciaracette.com/ https://bethclayton.com/ https://www.operaamerica.org/industry-resources/2021/202106/taking-care-mental-health-care-for-creators-and-artists/ www.screamingdivas.com

Duration:01:26:44

Season 2, Episode 14: Kate Lindsey

7/30/2021
Join us as we head to Hastings, UK to talk with the extraordinary mezzo-soprano, Kate Lindsey, about her new album Tiranno, life and work during the pandemic, and learning how to not sweat the small stuff. http://katelindsey.com/ https://www.screamingdivas.com/

Duration:01:19:14

Season 2, Episode 13: Nicola Luisotti

7/23/2021
Join us as we head to Madrid, Spain to talk with the Principal Guest Conductor of Madrid’s Teatro Real, Nicola Luisotti, about opera with a live audience, the search for the next new operas, and being a singer's conductor. https://www.nicolaluisotti.com/ https://www.screamingdivas.com/

Duration:00:59:44

Season 2 Episode 12: Jessica Pratt

7/16/2021
Join us as we head to Australia to talk with the gorgeously talented soprano, Jessica Pratt, about how her career started, her journey, studies, and life in Italy, and how she has weathered this last year of the pandemic with olive oil making, animals, and love. http://en.jessicapratt.com/ www.screamingdivas.com

Duration:00:58:04

Season 2, Episode 11: Renée Fleming

7/9/2021
Join us as we head to Washington, D.C., to talk with the great American Soprano and Diva, Renée Fleming, about life this past year, her amazing career, and some just good ole fun girl talk. https://reneefleming.com/home/ https://www.screamingdivas.com/

Duration:01:05:26

Season 2, Episode 10: Michael Fabiano

6/25/2021
Join us as we head to Paris, France to talk with the extraordinary tenor, Michael Fabiano, about how he coped this last year during the pandemic, his entrepreneurial endeavors, and his hope for the future of the arts. https://michaelfabianotenor.com/ https://www.yourresonance.com/ https://artsmart.org/ https://www.screamingdivas.com/

Duration:01:07:53

Season 2, Episode 9 Hera Hyesang Park

6/18/2021
Join us as we head to the UK to talk with the incredibly talented soprano, Hera Park, about how her career began, the journey and lessons she learned along the way, and the message she shares with the world that all of us are enough just as we are. https://herahyesangpark.com/ https://screamingdivas.com/

Duration:00:59:06

Season 2, Episode 8: Lise Davidsen

6/11/2021
Join us as we head to Norway to speak to the "one in a million voice", soprano Lise Davidsen, about building a career, her stellar rise to fame and how she stays grounded. https://www.lisedavidsen.com/ https://www.screamingdivas.com

Duration:01:02:50

Season 2, Episode 7: Matthew Polenzani

6/4/2021
Join us as we head to Pelham, NY to chat with the extraordinary tenor, Matthew Polenzani, about singing through the pandemic, why Mozart is so important for any singer and why being a father is so special to him and the MOST important piece of his life. https://matthewpolenzani.com/

Duration:00:57:59

Season 2, Episode 6: Matthew Epstein

5/21/2021
Join us as we head to NYC to talk with the guru of Impresarios, Matthew Epstein, about the future of the arts, the importance of LIVE music, and his love and passion for the business and people of Opera. www.screamingdivas.com

Duration:01:21:57

Season 2, Episode 5: Anthony Tommasini - NYT Chief Classical Music Critic

5/14/2021
Join us as we head to NYC to talk with the Chief Classical Music Critic of the New York Times, Anthony Tommasini, about his 20 year career with the Times, the joy of making music, but more importantly, how the pandemic has made us appreciate even more the experience of listening to live music. https://www.nytimes.com/by/anthony-tommasini www.screamingdivas.com

Duration:01:12:27

Season 2, Episode 4: Jordana Levine - Holistic Nutritionist

5/7/2021
Join us as we head to Toronto, CA to talk with Holistic Nutritionist, Jordana Levine of Jo Levine Nutrition, about how to nourish from the inside and reboot our health after the stress and anxiety filled year we all have just lived through. https://jolevinenutrition.com/ https://www.facebook.com/jolevinenutrition https://www.instagram.com/jolevinenutrition/ www.screamingdivas.com

Duration:01:02:59

Season 2, Episode 3 Michael Heaston - Artistic Administrator at The Metropolitan Opera

4/30/2021
Join us as we head to Des Moines, Iowa as we talk with the new Artistic Administrator of The Metropolitan Opera, Michael Heaston, about his path that led to this amazing position, his hope for the future of our art form, and the positivity he brings to everything. https://www.metopera.org/ www.screamingdivas.com

Duration:01:23:56

Season 2, Episode 2: Tamara Wilson

4/23/2021
Join us as we head to Houston, Texas to talk with the gorgeously talented soprano, Tamara Wilson, about reaching super stardom, how she has stayed sane during the pandemic, and how she is able to sing whatever she wants to healthily. https://www.tamarawilsonsoprano.com www.screamingdivas.com

Duration:01:21:12

Season 2 Episode 1: Happy One Year Anniversary

4/16/2021
Happy Anniversary and Thank You So Much for watching all of our shenanigans this past year! Love Sondra & Keri

Duration:01:38:05

Episode 60: Perryn Leech - General Director of the Canadian Opera Company

4/2/2021
Join us as we head to Houston, Texas to chat with the new General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, Perryn Leech, about his career path, his extraordinary past year, endless Zoom meetings (while walking), having MORE and EQUAL voices at the table as well as his badass kids. www.coc.ca www.screamingdivas.com

Duration:01:14:27

Episode 59: Christian Van Horn

3/26/2021
Join us as we head to Paris, France to chat with the super talented Bass Baritone, Christian Van Horn, about jumping into a new production of Faust at the last minute, singing every performance like it is your last, fame, CVH Podcast, spending time at home during the pandemic and storytelling on stage. All this with a side of vodka martini's!! www.christianvanhorn.com

Duration:01:18:54

Episode 58: Sophie Joyce - Director of Casting at the Opéra national de Paris

3/19/2021
Join us as we head to Paris, France to talk with Sophie Joyce, Director of Casting at the Opéra national de Paris, about moving to a new country and starting a new job DURING a pandemic, the challenges facing young singers today as well as what it takes to cast an opera. https://www.operadeparis.fr/en

Duration:01:06:08