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Opera Tuesday: PRIMA DONNA Rufus Wainwright – Royal Swedish Opera

10/11/2020

Streamed November 05, 2020Available for 6 months

After interrupting her career following a traumatic performance of an opera written especially for her, an aging singer is now preparing for her return. Will this woman torn between a dream of the stage and a dream of love be able to achieve her goal? Written as a tribute to Romantic opera, Prima Donna is the first venture into opera by Rufus Wainwright, better known for his career in pop. Here we discover a self-destructive diva, inspired by Maria Callas. There is something ridiculous about the faded star, but through our admiration she will shine forever.

CAST Régine Saint Laurent: Elin Rombo Marie: Beate Mordal Philippe: Jeremy Carpenter André Letourner: Conny Thimander François: Ruben Lundström Sophie: Nadja Sjöström Orchestra: The Royal Swedish Orchestra

Music: Rufus Wainwright Text: Rufus Wainwright & Bernadette Colomine Conductor: Jayce Ogren Director: Mårten Forslund Set Designer Sabine: Theunissen Lighting Designer: Linus Fellbom Concertmaster: Anders K Nilsson Costume & Make up: Jeanette Stener

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