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Prima Donna

02/19/12 through 02/25/12

Brooklyn Academy of Music

30 Lafayette Ave. Map

718-636-4100

Official Web Site

19-02-2012 12:00:00 25-02-2012 12:00:00 America/New_York Prima Donna Rufus Wainwright makes his first foray into opera with Prima Donna, a meditation on the fine line between fame and failure. "[A] love song to opera, soaked in the perennial operatic themes of loss, betrayal, delusion and nostalgia, and saturated in the musical styles of opera's golden age" (The Times, London), this work is presented by City Opera in its US premiere after thrilling audiences at the Manchester International Festival, Sadler's Wells, and Toronto's Luminato Festival. Rising star Melody Moore sings the tour-de-force role of a once-acclaimed soprano, haunted by her past success and her present reality as she seeks to return to the spotlight. Director Tim Albery leads this new production featuring a French language libretto by Wainwright and Bernadette Colomine. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=101204 Brooklyn Academy of Music Brooklyn Academy of Music

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Rufus Wainwright makes his first foray into opera with Prima Donna, a meditation on the fine line between fame and failure. "[A] love song to opera, soaked in the perennial operatic themes of loss, betrayal, delusion and nostalgia, and saturated in the musical styles of opera's golden age" (The Times, London), this work is presented by City Opera in its US premiere after thrilling audiences at the Manchester International Festival, Sadler's Wells, and Toronto's Luminato Festival.

Rising star Melody Moore sings the tour-de-force role of a once-acclaimed soprano, haunted by her past success and her present reality as she seeks to return to the spotlight. Director Tim Albery leads this new production featuring a French language libretto by Wainwright and Bernadette Colomine.

Venue Description: A multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, offering theater, dance, music, opera, film, and more from emerging artists and innovative modern masters.

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