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Soon their duet will become a trio

La Cieca hears that congratulations are in order to Aleksandra Kurzak and Roberto Alagna, who are expecting their first baby in February.


  • antikitschychick says:

    congrats and may the bb be happy & healthy.

  • irontongue says:

    Oh, boy! Formerly blind item, perhaps.

  • La Cieca says:

    “When contacted for a reaction to the news, Ms. Gheorghiu commented, ‘Del fiero duol che il cor mi frange nulla mai vincerà l’orror!’”

  • operaassport says:

    When did they get married?

    • Spen says:

      Hahaha aww, that’s sweet.

      • bluecabochon says:

        Now we know what it looks like to be thisclose to Roberto.


        • oedipe says:

          Blue, I think it’s his I-phone that’s this close, Roberto probably being at the beach, while Aleksandra is sweating in the outdoor heat rehearsing Gilda for Arena di Verona.

          • bluecabochon says:

            I just had a look at her FB page and while I am happy for them, I do find all of that coo coo heart photo lovebird stuff a bit cloying. Even if they want to rub Angela’s face in their happiness, I think that some things are meant to be private. I cringe when I see friends going on and on about how sexy their partners are on FB…it is possible to overshare.

          • marshiemarkII says:

            Oh Blue you are a gurl after my own heart! I also intensely dislike when public figures rub on everyone else their private bullshit, good or bad. Mot du jour again: Oversharing!!!!!

            In fact I thoroughly dislike any kind of PDAs, gay or straight. When I see queens at the gym getting all lovey duvey I scream, get a room.

  • mskapay says:


    I think I can hear Gheorgiou’s teeth gnashing together all the way over here in southern Ontario.

    The best part is that Kurzak has more than three roles, so Roberto can branch out some. :)

  • steveac10 says:

    So does this mean a new Gilda for the Met? She’ll be at 7 months or so during the Rigoletto revival this fall.

  • Lady Abbado says:

    Unless Gheorghiu poisons/stabs her rival in September, in Vienna…

  • diva2themax says:

    Congrats to the couple!

    I have to admit when I read this my first thought was Angela must be livid lol.

  • Lady Abbado says:

    Interesting…on 15 October, Angela and Stephen Costello join forces for the first time in a concert in Frankfurt. Too bad he’s married.

  • manou says:

    I do think one should spare a (kind) thought for Gheorghiu, no matter how exasperating she can be. It must be very hurtful for her.

    And yes, blue, a little restraint from the happy couple would be very welcome.

    • oedipe says:


      You are right about everything, of course. Only, I have a feeling we are dealing here with a “guerre de tranchées”, in which case the restraint issue is beside the point. Kurzak doesn’t strike me as particularly effusive, she seems to be very well balanced, and a VERY clever cookie who is intent on winning, whatever it takes. Just my twopence…

      • armerjacquino says:

        ‘a very clever cookie who is intent on winning, whatever it takes’

        Citation needed.

        • oedipe says:

          Citation of what? Are you confusing me with…never mind!

          • armerjacquino says:


            No, just wondering what you based that conclusion on.

            • oedipe says:

              It’s a personal impression. Scratch “whatever it takes”, though; that’s too strong, I realize now. I am holding on to the rest of the impression, but I won’t go into details. (BTW, I think the same description applies to Ange too.)

    • diva2themax says:

      Totally agreed. I hate overt displays of any type of affection. I feel like it’s a bit calculated to really stick it to her.

      • oedipe says:

        I hate overt displays of any type of affection.

        You would absolutely loathe Paris then.

          • Batty Masetto says:

            Surely few gay Parisians indulge in such extravagant periosculatory conduct! (Well, except maybe the part about the wallpaper.)

            • oedipe says:

              Visit the Marais, Batty.

            • oedipe says:

              P.S. Though I confess having no idea what “periosculatory” means, I vouch for the “extravangant conduct” part.

            • manou says:

              I have no problem with periosculatory (kissing around -- or even kissing fairies for that matter). It’s the wallpaper I can’t figure out.

            • oedipe says:

              Wallpaper flowers, maybe?

            • Batty Masetto says:

              Possibly I misunderstood what the lovebirds were up to with that “papier bleu d’azur.”

              In any case we are a tribe known for our discrimination in matters murotegumentary. Cf. St. Oscar the Wild: “My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.”

        • diva2themax says:

          I actually love it lol. Sorry i’ve seen some nasty stuff here in NYC. Some of it really turns you off. A quick peck & hand holding is fine. Full on slobber no thank you.

  • Chimene says:

    Why should they spare a thought for that witch, who recently accused him of beating her… she started divorce proceedings in January and it is final, and all her doing…

    • manou says:

      Out of kindness?

      • semira mide says:

        I’m with you, Manou.

      • Chimene says:

        Kindness??? To someone who accused you (wrongfully and viciously) of beating her… trying to ruin your reputation and your career… Puh-leeze…. and Angela recently had an interview where she explained why she never wanted children, because it might damage her diaphragm, so that her voice might be compromised…

  • aulus agerius says:

    Roberto looks pretty darn good in this photo, for a middle aged person bending over face down defying gravity. Many of us wouldn’t dream of adopting this posture and looking at a camera…..or mirror! :-)

    • MontyNostry says:

      You know what they say: you’re as old as the woman you feel.

    • perfidia says:

      Dorothy: Only on your back, Blanche. That way everything slides back and you look like you just had a face lift.
      Blanche: Oh you’re right. I’m gorgeous. I’m gonna have to meet more men lying down.
      Sophia: I thought you did.

  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    Sperm is often amazing.

  • Patrick Mack says:

    Flash Forward to La Gheorghiu lighting black candles at midnight.

  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    Domingo’s return to the stage = Big Success