Prima Donna
Composer: Rufus Wainwright
Librettist: Bernadette Colomine
Other Artistic Personnel: Daniel Kramer (director)
Antony McDonald (designer)
Pierre-André Valade (conductor)
Original Cast: Janis Kelly (Régine Saint Laurent)
Rebecca Bottone (Marie)
Jonathan Summers (Philippe)
William Joyner (André Le Tourner)
Work Web Site: http://www.rufuswainwright.com/PrimaDonna/
Premiere Date: July 10, 2009
Producing Company: Manchester International Festival
Description: Set in Paris, 1970, Prima Donna tells the story of Régine Saint Laurent, an aging opera singer attempting to confront her past to again regain her triumphant status as one of the world’s greatest sopranos.
Character List (Major): Régine Saint Laurent, an operatic soprano (s)
Marie, her maid (mz)
Philippe, her butler (bar)
André Le Tourner, a journalist (t)
Reviews: The Diva Has Issues - The New York Times 7/12/2009
Video Clip:
Length: 02:45
Total Acts: 2
Orchestration: 3 (3.pic), 2 (2.ca), 3 (2.Eb cl, 3.bcl), 2 bsn, cbsn - 4 hrn, 3 tpt (1, 2, 3.ptp), 2 tbn, btbn - timp, 2 perc - hp, org, pno, cel - str
Musical Style: Romantic, soaring melodies
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