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. Prime donne often had grand off-stage personalities and were seen as demanding of their colleagues. From its original usage in opera, the term has spread in contemporary usage to refer to […]

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