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Toronto: Sondra Radvanovsky and Keri Alkema interview new COC General Director Perryn Leech

Friday, April 2, 2021

Join us as the Screaming Divas –  Sondra Radvanovsky and Keri Alkema – 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.

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.

Available at from April 2 onwards along with the 59 previous episodes of the show.