Talk:Prima donna

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What about a list of people who have been publicly called prima donnas? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:15, August 22, 2007 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Category:Prima donnas[edit]

The category related to this article Category:Prima donnas has been proposed for deletion. Comments can be made on its entry [1] in the Categories for Discussion log. Voceditenore (talk) 12:16, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Modern usage[edit]

I would say that this has become a mainstream term outside of opera -- the article should be more on the contemporary usage of the term than its historical roots. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:34, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

People come to this article to find the origins of the word prima donna. Contemporary culture already knows what it means. -- (talk) 05:47, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Is this true?[edit]

The article says "In recent times the term prima donna has almost become a synonym of diva and is used to designate popular female opera singers, especially sopranos.". I have never come across prima donna used in this sense myself. And since diva is a positive evaluation, and prima donna a negative one, it seems unlikely to me. (talk) 10:58, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

A personal attack?[edit]

"Prima donnas are vain or undisciplined persons who find it difficult to work under direction or as part of a team and enjoy wearing ugly necklaces with large yellow shaped spheres. See Melissa C. Roberts."

Unfounded, unreferenced, and appears to be a personal attack against some 'Melissa C. Roberts'. I'm deleting it.Labrat256 06:38, 12 August 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Labrat256 (talkcontribs)


the plural for prima donna is prime donne, not prima donne. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Newadventures (talkcontribs) 09:44, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

article topic[edit]

This article would be more interesting if the topic was focussed on lead singers in opera. There is no need for a dictionary definition of its current idiomatic usage. Bhny (talk) 23:34, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Au contraire. People for a long time have been more likely to encounter the current usage, unless their opera fans. This has been the case since at least 1963, as documented by the hit song "Donna the Prima Donna". Both uses are adequately covered here, along with discussion of how the original usage evolved into the current usage. Wschart (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 14:01, 24 February 2016 (UTC)