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Rufus Wainwright (b.1973): Prima Donna, opera / Janis Kelly, Kathryn Guthrie, Antonio Figueroa, Richard Morrison. BBC SO, Jayce Ogren

Album Summary

>Wainwright, Rufus : Prima Donna, opera
Conductor Ensemble Composer

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.

The Times
A love song to opera ... saturated in the musical styles of opera s golden age.

New York Times
...disarmingly beautiful.

Manchester Evening News

The Guardian
Breathtaking design

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Graham Bradshaw (cello).

Recording information: London, Maida Vale (BBC) Studio 1 (01/2015).


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>Wainwright, Rufus : Prima Donna, opera
  • Conductor: Jayce Ogren
  • Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Opera/Operetta