prima donna


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prima donna

a female operatic star; diva
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In the category 'Single Specialty 1-lard Cheese,' the extra-long ripened Prima Donna forte won a Gold Award and was elected 'Best Hard Specialty Cheese'.
The "arts" of the prima donna are construed broadly "as the ways and means by which leading female singers can be seen to embrace and project their own agency, as well as artistic and literary responses that document their impact on contemporaries" (p.
All this attention and freedom made the prima donna into a potential threat to respectable middle-class families so she had to be represented in a way that was appropriate for public consumption.
He spoke to them about his Prima Donna show and was really quite jokey with the kids.
The term prima donna carried specific connotations regarding the nature of the role and the amount of music to be sung.
He whistled piccolos and warbled transverse flutes, singing, shouting, waving about like a madman, being in himself dancer and ballerina, singer and prima donna, all of them together and the whole orchestra, the whole theater; then redividing himself into twenty separate roles, running, stopping, glowing at the eyes like one possessed, frothing at the mouth.
Like a prima donna making a triumphant entrance, the cow walks confidently to the water's edge, seeming to nod to the departing doe as if to send her packing.
Falling in Love in Pongo Ponga" takes place on the set of a big-budget film, where a prima donna actress named Shawnee (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, "She's All That") is making a fuss, torturing her angelic assistant Samantha (Melinda Sward) and aggravating the filmmakers and crew.
Prima Donna leggero is the light variety in the Prima Donna family and contains only 17.
IT debuted the play in London and now Catfish Theatre is heading to Liverpool's Lantern Theatre to present The Bald Prima Donna here.
How can a working man have anything in common with a pumped-up prima donna earning more in a week than he can expect to bring home in five years?
On the eve of their Group Nine crunch in Skopje Macedonia's star man Goran Pandev is furious after being branded a lazy prima donna by veteran Norway boss Egil Olsen.