But this friendliness on the part of the prima-donna towards the young baritone's protégée did not last very long.
Some further random questions about the experiences of a prima-donna elicited the following item.
One shot on either side, for the sake of a prima-donna, or a bet at the races, or a jostle in the streets.
From early childhood she was always singing, always acting, and always intending to be a prima-donna.
It turned out that the prima-donna had other visitors: a young lady whom he had never seen before and Mr. Percival Miles.
prima-donna—but don't tell me—let me find it, Miss Worth—I am not sure of its meaning.
"prima-donna—prima-donna," she murmured softly and wonderingly.
The prima-donna and the first tenor simply scouted the idea of applying themselves to learn new rôles—and in a Russian opera!
The young countess now felt herself capable of attempting the part of prima-donna, and she did so on several occasions.
Mr. Zimandy shall be the impresario, and Madam Dormandy the prima-donna; they can pass for husband and wife.
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]