prima donna

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prima donna

a female operatic star; diva
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Meanwhile, I fancy PRIMO UOMO to run a big race in the Sole Power Sprint Stakes at the Curragh this afternoon.
On that occasion, the daughter of Dandy Man showed blistering speed to win the early battle for supremacy and she never saw another rival on the way to a two-and-three-quarter-length victory over Primo Uomo. It was impressive stuff.
While making lecherous and rude remarks, respectively, about the trouser role Idelberto (Francesca Bertolli) and the bass Johann Gottfiried Riemschneider (Clodomiro), he observed complete silence about the new primo uomo Antonio Bernacchi (Lotario), who had replaced Francesco Bernardi detto Senesino.
He looks a solid option in an open race, in which Ger O'Leary's PRIMO UOMO, a convincing winner at Navan last month, is among the obvious dangers.
In the same race Primo Uomo and Just Glamorous traded at 4 and 3.15 respectively (Betfair SPs 8 and 20.62) but finished in the last two.
The author's careful recollection of how Oreste ultimately fell victim to administrative concerns of the Societa regarding expenses and the influence of the primo uomo that season (the renowned castrato Giovanni Manzuoli) is a fascinating account of the eighteenth-century production mechanism.
The featured Woodlands Stakes, a listed sprint, gave Ger O'Leary his biggest training success as 20/1 shot Primo Uomo (Niall McCullagh) scored convincingly.
Ger O'Leary, trainer of Primo Uomo He's in good form after Cork.
In a copy of the 1733 wordbook for Athalia in the Coke collection, Burrows discovered an inserted page that must relate to the 1735 Covent Garden performances (for which no wordbook survives): it contains five Italian airs and a duet, specially written for the castrato Carestini, Handel's primo uomo in the 1735 operatic season.
Seventh to Downforce in heavy ground in Cork, he then ran a cracker in the Woodlands in Navan last time, when he finished fourth behind Washington DC, ARDHOOMEY and PRIMO UOMO. And the second and third will be in the field again tomorrow.