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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

  • Dec 16
    Reims, France Rufus Wainwright at Comédie De Reims - Grande Salle
  • Dec 18
    Paris, France Rufus Wainwright at Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
  • Dec 19
    Vélizy-Villacoublay, France Rufus Wainwright at L'onde
  • Dec 21
    Budapest, Hungary Rufus Wainwright at Müpa Budapest
  • Jan 07
    Portland, OR, US Rufus Wainwright at Aladdin Theater
  • Jan 19
    Philadelphia, PA, US Rufus Wainwright at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
  • Jan 20
    Alexandria, VA, US Rufus Wainwright at Birchmere
  • Jan 21
    Englewood, NJ, US Rufus Wainwright at Bergen Performing Arts Center
  • Feb 08
    Orlando, FL, US Rufus Wainwright at Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Dr. Phillips Center
  • Feb 09
    Miami, FL, US Rufus Wainwright at Knight Concert Hall, Adrienne Arsht Center
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