How do you think that shyness played out during the 2008 season when he was accused of being a prima donna?
It is a masterpiece; all the airs and graces of the prima donna he imitates with a true spirit of burlesque.
The only solo-vocalist was the prima donna par excellence, Mdlle.
Suddenly a whirlwind of applause greeted the appearance of the prima donna.
“I could be Queen of England as easily as I could be a prima donna,” she said mournfully.
Then Mr. Abbey threw down his hand and Mr. Mapleson gathered in the prima donna.
Ask one or two, please—a prima donna of some kind and a pianist, I think.
The excitement to hear her was great, and the prima donna had immense success.
They can always count on me for anything from wardrobe mistress to prima donna.
I'm a prima donna when it comes to singin' that ole favorite.
A vain and overly sensitive person who is temperamental and difficult to work with: “That Jenkins girl is a good gymnast, but she certainly is a prima donna.” In opera, the prima donna is the principal female soloist. From Italian, meaning “first lady.”
A person of great and touchy self-esteem; a person who requires to be the sole focus of adulatory attention and who indulges in temperamental displays
[1936+; fr Italian, literally ''first lady,'' a title for superstar opera singers and the like]