Sondra Radvanovsky a.k.a. ~The Rad~ is coming to Milan. She's stepping in a lead role at Teatro alla Scala for the February 2011 Puccini Tosca. The American soprano is filling-in for the originally-cast Austrian soprano Martina Serafin (we wrote about it here). Win/win yay/yay since young conductor Omer Meir Wellber will be leading the Luc Bondy production. The Rad splits lead duties with Oksana Dyka; Cavaradossi is Jonas Kaufmann and Marco Berti; and Scarpia is Zeljko Lucic and Bryn Terfel. The Rad will be singing Tosca at Scala for only her second time** her third time on stage (the first time was Opera Colorado last season) which made for XdoubleX [c-o-l-o] R-A-D [o]. Rad-O.
**The Rad will be singing Tosca at The Metropolitan Opera in January 2011, so by the time she's in Milan a month later, it will be her 3rd time.