The ScreamingDivas's Podcast

Sondra Radvanovsky & Keri Alkema

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.

All Episodes

Join us as we head to Chicago, IL to talk with the next great American Lyric Baritone, Will Liverman, about his superstar making role in FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES, which opened the Metropolitan Opera season, his new opera which he composed, THE FACTOTUM, and the release of his new cd, DREAMS OF A NEW DAY. http://www.willliverman.com/ To Purchase his new cd: https://www.amazon.com/Dreams-New-Day-Songs-Composers/dp/B08R3M8Z98 To watch the creating of THE FACTOTUM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_uOiKH6s4U www.screamingdivas.com

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Nov 19

59 min 3 sec

Join us as we head to New York City to talk with the gorgeous voiced, Grammy award winner, operatic soprano, Latonia Moore, about her career journey, her family, and her life changing experience with the Metropolitan Opera's season opener, “Fire Shut Up In My Bones".   https://www.latoniamooresoprano.com/ www.screamingdivas.com  

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Nov 12

1 hr 2 min

Join us as we head to Florence, Italy to talk with the gorgeously talented and huge hearted soprano, Ailyn Pérez, about her departure into new and exciting repertoire, her journey through the pandemic, social media, and always finding the sunshine. https://ailynperez.com/ www.screamingdivas.com  

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Oct 22

1 hr 15 min

Join us as we head to Seattle, Washington, to talk with the General Director of Seattle Opera, Christina Scheppelmann, about her incredible career, how Seattle Opera was able to produce content during covid, and the path forward in the music business.   www.seattleopera.org www.screamingdivas.com  

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Oct 15

1 hr 7 min

Join us as we head to Chicago, IL, to talk with the gorgeous voiced American Bass Baritone, Craig Colclough, about his glorious last minute debut with Chicago Lyric Opera as Macbeth, his career path, how the pandemic affected his life , singing in masks, and finding our way forward. http://www.craigcolclough.com/ www.screamingdivas.com  

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Oct 8

1 hr 18 min

Join us as we head to France to talk with our dear friend , the incredibly talented South African soprano, Elza Van Den Heever, about her journey through the pandemic, the joy and new found talent she found in baking, her career, and the beauty of vulnerability. https://elzavandenheever.com www.screamingdivas.com  

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Oct 1

1 hr 12 min

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  

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Aug 27

1 hr 28 min

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. Fortunately, our love of creating and making music no matter what is universal among all artists. https://strayfromthepath.bandcamp.com/ https://tradewind.bandcamp.com/album/the-day-we-got-what-we-deserved https://otherpeoplerecords.com/ https://www.tandemmgmt.co/ www.screamingdivas.com  

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Aug 13

1 hr 22 min

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  

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Aug 6

1 hr 25 min

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/  

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Jul 30

1 hr 18 min

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/  

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Jul 23

59 min 8 sec

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

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Jul 16

57 min 21 sec

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/

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Jul 9

1 hr 5 min

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/  

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Jun 25

1 hr 7 min

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/

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Jun 18

58 min 26 sec

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  

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Jun 11

1 hr 2 min

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/

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Jun 4

57 min 29 sec

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

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May 21

1 hr 21 min

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

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May 14

1 hr 12 min

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

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May 7

1 hr 2 min

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

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Apr 30

1 hr 23 min

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

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Apr 23

1 hr 20 min

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

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Apr 16

1 hr 37 min

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 

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Apr 2

1 hr 13 min

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

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Mar 26

1 hr 17 min

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

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Mar 19

1 hr 5 min

Join us as we head to Brooklyn, NY to talk with Social Media/Publicity/Branding guru, Andrew Ousley of Unison Media, as he gives us pearls of wisdom about how you create YOUR story/brand on social media....plus a TON of laughs! This video is a DO NOT MISS for all artists!   https://www.unison.media/ https://www.andrewousley.com/ www.screamingdivas.com

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Mar 12

1 hr 15 min

Join us as we head to Palm Beach, Florida, to talk with David Walker, General Director of Palm Beach Opera, about how he and his team envisioned a way to produce live opera performances safely with an audience during a pandemic. All of us who love live theater, whether performing or watching, are forever grateful for his vision and his passion for finding a way to make this a reality. https://pbopera.org

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Feb 26

1 hr 11 min

Join us as we head to New York City to talk with the wonderfully talented conductor, Keri-Lynn Wilson, about her Paris debut that Covid took away, her career in the pit, and how she finds inspiration and joy during the insanity of the pandemic. https://www.keri-lynnwilson.com www.screamingdivas.com  

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Feb 19

1 hr 2 min

Join us as we head to Zurich, Switzerland to talk with the famously acclaimed Baritone, Thomas Hampson, about teaching, his foundation, and social media with laughs and stories along the way. https://thomashampson.com https://hampsongfoundation.org https://songofamerica.net

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Feb 12

1 hr 1 min

Join us as we head to Philadelphia, PA to talk with the gorgeous voiced and multi-talented soprano, Karen Slack, about the new doors that have opened and have been walked through during this time away from the stage due to the pandemic. If you haven't checked out her own talk show, KiKi Konversations, please click the youtube link below to find all her latest video chats! https://www.sopranokarenslack.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsvqp0op_kIchNPGM95HJJg www.screamingdivas.com for video version

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Jan 29

1 hr 22 min

Join us as we head to Washington, D.C. to talk with the wonderfully talented and driven Soprano/Lawyer, Michele Cober, about new beginnings, turning fear into fuel, and finding a path forward for every one of us. https://www.instagram.com/madame_gutterfly/ www.ScreamingDivas.com

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Jan 22

1 hr 6 min

Join us for this very special chat with Operatic Royalty, Marilyn Horne.  

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Jan 15

1 hr 7 min

For our 50th episode, join us as we head down memory lane to celebrate the laughter we found in the last 10 months of insanity, to thank our guests who said yes to our shenanigans and our viewers for watching every single week. Wherever you find yourself this holiday season-whatever creative ways you're celebrating with those you love, we divas are wishing you hope, health, laughter, and love.

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Dec 2020

37 min 2 sec

Join us as we head halfway around the world to Australia to chat with the super talented and down-to-earth actress, Kate Walsh, about love, creating work during a pandemic, menopause and her fur babies - along with laughter...MUCH laughter!

Dec 2020

1 hr 4 min

Join us as we head to Atlanta, GA, to talk with the wonderfully funny and extremely talented mezzo-soprano, Jamie Barton, about finding balance in all things, love and laughter in the midst of a pandemic, and the motto “sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do”. ;) https://www.jamiebartonmezzo.com/

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Dec 2020

1 hr 8 min

Join us as we head back to California to talk with the gifted composer, Jake Heggie, about finding his inspiration to compose during these turbulent times, the joy of collaborating, the gift of new projects, learning how to let go and the freedom it brings. https://jakeheggie.com/

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Dec 2020

1 hr 12 min

Join us as we talk with the amazingly talented and beautifully hearted soprano, Golda Schultz, about our mutual love of singing, the path it can take you on, using our voices as women to change the narrative, and the importance of kindness. https://goldaschultz.com/

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Nov 2020

1 hr 28 min

Join us as we head to New Jersey to talk with the gifted and beautiful, inside and out, soprano, Angel Blue, about the ups and down of being an opera singer, the time at home during covid, and how she finds her true happiness and joy. http://angeljoyblue.com/

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Nov 2020

1 hr 8 min

Join us as we head to Manhattan, NY to talk with the stunningly talented Isabel Leonard about life, singing, motherhood, and a couple of Grammy's. https://isabelleonard.com/

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Nov 2020

1 hr 19 min

Join us as we go to Wisconsin to talk with superstar, John Holiday, about not only his operatic career as a countertenor, but his journey of being a contestant on NBC's The Voice. https://www.johnholiday.com/

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Nov 2020

51 min 19 sec

Join us as we go to Madrid, Spain to chat with Artistic Director of Teatro Real, Joan Matabosch, about how he kept their opera house open during a pandemic, the importance of the arts and Spanish food!

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Oct 2020

55 min 2 sec

Join us as we head to Manhattan, NY to talk with the General Director of the Metropolitan Opera, Peter Gelb, about the future of this beloved opera house, the struggle of keeping it alive, and our collective way forward. https://www.metopera.org/

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Oct 2020

1 hr 21 min

Join us as we go to Malta to talk with the incredibly talented and wonderfully funny tenor, Joseph Calleja, about life, performing in the new norms, cooking, wine and and all of it with humor and hope. https://josephcalleja.com/

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Oct 2020

1 hr

Join us as we head to New Jersey to talk with the wonderfully talented and hilarious soprano, Christine Goerke about the new normal, singing for joy, dream roles yet to come, and finding the humor in it all. https://www.christinegoerke.com/

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Oct 2020

1 hr 16 min

Join us as we head to London to talk with the amazing Scott Davies about his 2500+ performances of Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, his operatic career, stage craft and tons of laughs. https://www.broadwayworld.com/people/Scott-Davies/

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Oct 2020

47 min 16 sec

Join us as we go to Vienna, Austria, to talk with the brilliantly talented Carlos Álvarez about performing in the new normal, overcoming obstacles, and his 31 year career as an operatic baritone. https://lyricart.es/carlos-alvarez-baritone/

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Sep 2020

57 min 31 sec

Join us as we head to Los Angeles, California as we talk to film composer and producer, Stephen Edwards, about all things music and his new documentary Syndrome K. http://stephen-edwards.com/

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Sep 2020

52 min 35 sec

Join us as we head to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to chat with Maestro Donald Runnicles, the General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Music Director of the Grand Teton Music Festival and the Principal Guest Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, about working within the confines of Covid in Germany and the summer months with the moose of Wyoming. https://www.donaldrunnicles.org/

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Sep 2020

1 hr 13 min

Join us as we head to Florida to talk with voice teacher guru, Dr. Kimberle Moon, about vocal health, menopause, and the best way to keep singing no matter what.

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Aug 2020

1 hr 11 min