The Screaming Divas is the brain child of Sondra Radvanovsky and Keri Alkema: two sopranos, two friends…two Screaming Divas.

Keri and Sondra met in Washington D.C. in 2012, where, during a production of Anna Bolena the two became instant besties. 11 years and too many bottles of gin to count later, the two found themselves stuck at home watching the news of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the opera world, like the rest of the world, came to a screeching halt, the two would talk almost every day. The conversations were cathartic. One day Keri suggested that they record their conversations and the rest is history.

Join Sondra and Keri bi-weekly as they continue their discussions (and the drinking) as they chat with their colleagues, friends and acquaintances. So grab your favorite beverage and join in the laughter. New episodes every other Friday at 3pm ES

Show Hosts

Sondra Radvanovsky

Sondra Radvanovsky is an internationally acclaimed operatic Soprano who has performed in most of the major opera houses in the world. Her professional operatic career has spanned over 25 years, specializing in the dramatic Italian repertoire of Verdi, Puccini and Bel Canto. Sondra has appeared on numerous recordings and DVDs as well as starred in several of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live HD performances.

Sondra is currently living out of three suitcases while going through a divorce. She is happier than she has ever been and is enjoying her new found freedom.

Keri Alkema

Keri Alkema is an American Soprano.  Keri has sung around the world in roles such as the title character in Puccini’s Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and La Bohème, Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and both Anna and Jane Seymour in Donnizetti’s Anna Bolena.

Keri was born and raised in Florida and currently resides in East Nashville as well as outside of Nashville in her beloved lake house that she shares with her side kick Chris and until recently her beloved 200 lb Saint Bernard Humphrey who passed in the Spring of 2023.