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Critically acclaimed debut opera by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright, first time on disc

“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.

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
Overture
Act 1:
Scene 1: "Oh, Madame Saint Laurent!"
Scene 2: Aria "J'ai Rêvé Toute la Nuit"
Scene 3: "Merci. Asseyez-vous"
Scene 4: "Ah! Les Soucis!"
Scene 5: "Aliénor, Quelle Femme Merveilleuse"
Scene 6: "Mais Non, Madame"
Scene 7: "Mais Que Se Passe-t-il Donc"
Scene 8: "À L'époque, François"
Scene 9: "Cet Appartement"
Scene 10: "Mon Dieu Qu'il Est Laid!"
Scene 11: "À Ton âge, François"
Scene 12: "Voici le journaliste!"
Scene 13: "Bonjour, Madame Saint Laurent"
Scene 14: "Quand J'étais Jeune étudiant"
Scene 15: "Madame Saint Laurent"
Scene 16: "La Première..."
Scene 17: "Régine, Quelle Majesté"
Scene 18: Aria "Abandonne, Pose Ta Couronne"
Scene 19: "Charmant, tout à fait"
Scene 20: "Oh, Ma Voix!"
Scene 21: "Oh, Ma Douleur!"
"Revenez Donc Ce Soir" - Scene 22: Interlude
Scene 23: The Kiss

Disc 2:
Overture
Act 2:
Scene 1: Song "Dans Mon Pays de Picardie"
Scene 2: "Excusez-moi, Monsieur Philippe"
Scene 3: Vocalises
Scene 4: "Et Maintenant, Aliénor, à Nous Deux"
Aria "Quand J'étais Jeune étudiante"
Scene 5: Duet "Dans Ce Jardin"
Scene 6: Meditation
Scene 7: "C'est impossible!"
Scene 8: "Maintenant, Il Est Temps"
Scene 9: "Je Suis Heureuse"
Scene 10: Aria "Prenez-le Donc"
Scene 11: Final Interlude
Scene 12: Brief Fireworks Music (Percussion) - Aria "Les Feux D'artifice"

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