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Death of a prima donna

  • 186 Pages
  • 1.25 MB
  • English
Harvill , London
Women singers -- Fi
StatementBrina Svit ; translated from the Slovene by Peter Constantine.
ContributionsConstantine, Peter.
LC ClassificationsPG1919.29.V54 S6313 2005
The Physical Object
Pagination186 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3464663M
ISBN 101843430452
LC Control Number2005434744

But it turns out that the prima donna in this book is actually a famous (fictional) opera singer, so I guess she is a prima donna in the true sense of the word.

Anyway, whatever. I really don't like giving bad reviews but there's no point in being dishonest/5. Prima Donna, Burbank, California.

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One of the chief suspects is diva and prima donna soprano Flavia Petrelli, who certainly has motive, and is high on Brunetti's list. Flavia, along with her American archeologist and companion Brett Lynch, present more than a conundrum to Brunetti.

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Carlotta Giudicelli is a fictional character from Gaston Leroux's novel The Phantom of the is the leading soprano at the Paris Opera House who is criticised by the narrator and the Phantom for the lack of emotion in her performances.

In the novel, she is a minor character hailing from first time that she is mentioned in the novel is during the chapter "The. "The Last Prima Donnas" is a compilation of interviews that the author conducted with the divas themselves.

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In some cases, the author had more than one occasion to meet with the singers, and was even friends with a few.

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However, they are still entertaining, interesting and relaxing/5. In opera or commedia dell'arte, a prima donna ([ˈpriːma ˈdɔnna]; plural: prime donne; Italian for "first lady") is the leading female singer in the company, the person to whom the prime roles would be given.

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