About THE DIVAS
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. 8 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 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 Friday at Noon EST.
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 lives outside of Toronto, Canada with her husband, Duncan, who now is also acting as her personal stage crew while filming The ScreamingDivas at home.
Keri Alkema is an American Soprano. Keri has sung around the world in roles such as the title character in Puccini’s Tosca, 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 just outside of Nashville, TN with her 160 pound Saint Bernard rescue, Humphrey and Humphrey’s personal poop valet, Chris.