Notes & Reviews:
Prima Donna centers on a day in the life of an ageing opera singer, who is anxiously preparing for her comeback in 1970s Paris. Once a soprano with a powerhouse voice and a reputation to match, she's been discarded disdained by critics and forgotten by audiences. But the diva is determined to prove her doubters wrong: all she asks is a chance to reprise the role that made her reputation all those years ago.
A love song to opera ... saturated in the musical styles of opera s golden age.
New York Times
Manchester Evening News
Personnel: Graham Bradshaw (cello).
Recording information: London, Maida Vale (BBC) Studio 1 (01/2015).
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Works DetailsWainwright, Rufus : Prima Donna, opera
- Conductor: Jayce Ogren
- Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
- Running Time: 6 min. 6 sec.
- Period Time: Contemporary
- Form: Opera/Operetta