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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

    congrats and may the bb be happy & healthy.

  • Oh, boy! Formerly blind item, perhaps.

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

    • marshiemarkII

      Cieca sei crudele!!!!!

    • marshiemarkII

      Do you theenk she will want to cut her leetle aria? :-)

      • MontyNostry

        She might just want to cut something else.

        • oedipe

          Monty, you’ve been having violent tendencies lately, methinks. Is it the heat?

          • perfidia

            She is going to find that Gypsy crone from “Thinner” and put a big old bad juju on them.

  • operaassport

    When did they get married?

  • oedipe
    • Hahaha aww, that’s sweet.

      • bluecabochon

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

        :O

        • oedipe

          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

            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

            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

    Well.

    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

    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

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

    • Lady Abbado

  • diva2themax

    Congrats to the couple!

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

  • Lady Abbado

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

    http://stephencostellotenor.com/schedule/

  • manou

    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

      Manou,

      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

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

        Citation needed.

        • oedipe

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

          • armerjacquino

            Hahaha!

            No, just wondering what you based that conclusion on.

            • oedipe

              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

      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

        I hate overt displays of any type of affection.

        You would absolutely loathe Paris then.

        • manou
          • Batty Masetto

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

            • oedipe

              Visit the Marais, Batty.

            • oedipe

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

            • manou

              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

              Wallpaper flowers, maybe?

            • Batty Masetto

              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

          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

    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

      Out of kindness?

      • semira mide

        I’m with you, Manou.

      • Chimene

        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…

        • manou

          So she kept her diaphragm intact then.

  • aulus agerius

    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

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

      • Camille

        WHO says that MN???? No one around here, fer shure!!!! Hahahaha!!!

    • perfidia

      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

    Sperm is often amazing.

  • Patrick Mack

    Flash Forward to La Gheorghiu lighting black candles at midnight.

  • Quanto Painy Fakor

    Domingo’s return to the stage = Big Success