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Rufus Wainwright
Prima Donna

Rufus Wainwright - Prima Donna

Critically acclaimed debut opera by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright. Prima Donna centers on a day in the life of an aging 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.

TAGS: Classical | Opera

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"Scene 12 Brief Fireworks Music (Percussion) [Aria] Les Feux D’artifice (Madame Saint Laurent)"

TRACK LISTING

  1. DISC ONE:
  2. Overture
  3. 1. Scene 1 Oh, Madame Saint Laurent! (Marie, Madame Saint Laurent)
  4. 2. Scene 2 [Aria] J’ai Rêvé Toute La Nuit (Madame Saint Laurent)
  5. 3. Scene 3 Merci. Asseyez-Vous (Madame Saint Laurent, Marie)
  6. 4. Scene 4 Ah ! Les Soucis ! (Madame Saint Laurent, Marie)
  7. 5. Scene 5 Aliénor, Quelle Femme Merveilleuse (Madame Saint Laurent)
  8. 6. Scene 6 Mais Non, Madame (Marie, Madame Saint Laurent)
  9. 7. Scene 7 Mais Que Se Passe-T-Il Donc (Philippe, Madame Saint Laurent, Marie)
  10. 8. Scene 8 À L’époque, François (Philippe)
  11. 9. Scene 9 Cet Appartement (Philippe)
  12. 10. Scene 10 Mon Dieu, Qu’il Est Laid! (Philippe)
  13. 11. Scene 11 À Ton Âge, François (Philippe)
  14. 12. Scene 12 Voici Le Journaliste! (Philippe, André Letourneur)
  15. 13. Scene 13 Bonjour, Madame Saint Laurent (André Letourneur, Madame Saint Laurent)
  16. 14. Scene 14 Quand J’étais Jeune Étudiant (André Letourneur, Madame Saint Laurent)
  17. 15. Scene 15 Madame Saint Laurent (André Letourneur, Madame Saint Laurent)
  18. 16. Scene 16 La Première… (Madame Saint Laurent, André Letourneur, Marie, Philippe)
  19. 17. Scene 17 Régine, Quelle Majesté (André Letourneur, Madame Saint Laurent)
  20. 18. Scene 18 [Aria] Abandonne, Pose Ta Couronne (André Letourneur, Madame Saint Laurent)
  21. 19. Scene 19 Charmant, Tout À Fait (Madame Saint Laurent, André Letourneur)
  22. 20. Scene 20 Oh, Ma Voix! (Madame Saint Laurent, Philippe, Marie)
  23. 21. Scene 21 Oh, ma douleur! (Madame Saint Laurent, Marie, Philippe, André Letourneur)
  24. 22. Revenez donc ce soir » (Philippe, André Letourneur) – Scene 22 Interlude
  25. 23. Scene 23 The Kiss
  26. DISC TWO:
  27. Overture
  28. 1. Scene 1 [Song] Dans Mon Pays De Picardie (Marie)
  29. 2. Scene 2 Excusez-Moi, Monsieur Philippe (Marie, Philippe)
  30. 3. Scene 3 Vocalises (Madame Saint Laurent)
  31. 4. Scene 4 Et Maintenant, Aliénor, À Nous Deux (Madame Saint Laurent) [Aria] Quand J’étais Jeune Étudiante (Madame Saint Laurent)
  32. 5. Scene 5 [Duet] Dans Ce Jardin (André Letourneur, Madame Saint Laurent)
  33. 6. Scene 6 Meditation
  34. 7. Scene 7 C’est Impossible! (Madame Saint Laurent, Philippe, Marie)
  35. 8. Scene 8 Maintenant, Il Est Temps (Philippe, André Letourneur, Marie)
  36. 9. Scene 9 Je Suis Heureuse (Madame Saint Laurent, André Letourneur, Marie)
  37. 10. Scene 10 [Aria] Prenez-Le Donc (Madame Saint Laurent)
  38. 11. Scene 11 Final Interlude
  39. 12. Scene 12 Brief Fireworks Music (Percussion) [Aria] Les Feux D’artifice (Madame Saint Laurent)

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Nov 17
    Folkestone, UK Rufus Wainwright at Leas Cliff Hall
  • Nov 18
    Buxton, UK Rufus Wainwright at Buxton Opera House
  • Nov 28
    Boston, MA, US Rufus Wainwright at City Winery
  • Nov 29
    Boston, MA, US Rufus Wainwright at City Winery
  • Nov 30
    Ridgefield, CT, US Rufus Wainwright at Ridgefield Playhouse
  • Dec 02
    Minneapolis, MN, US Rufus Wainwright at Orchestra Hall
  • Dec 03
    Skokie, IL, US Rufus Wainwright at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
  • Dec 06
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates Rufus Wainwright at Dubai Opera House
  • Dec 09
    Aix-en-Provence, France Rufus Wainwright at Grand Théâtre de Provence
  • Dec 11
    Rennes, France Rufus Wainwright at Théâtre National de Bretagne
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