Roberto Alagna is back at the Met, and back in the kind of romantic leading role that has made him an operatic heartthrob. The superstar tenor, having recently celebrated a landmark birthday, tells WRTI's Jim Cotter that he's also in one the greatest periods of his life, both personally and artistically.
Over the course of his almost 20 year-long relationship with the equally fiery Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu, the couple's on again/off again relationship was the stuff of the tabloids. They were variously dubbed the Burton and Taylor and Bonnie and Clyde of opera. They finally divorced earlier this year; in June he turned 50, and in September he announced that he and the Polish soprano Aleksandra Kurzak were expecting a baby.
As part of the Metropolitan Opera's 2013/2014 Live in HD Series, Roberto Alagna stars opposite Patricia Racette in the Puccini's Tosca in movie theaters around the world this Saturday, November 9th at 1 pm.