Super Prima Donna

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In nineteenth-century Italy, the leading woman in an opera or Commedia dell'arte company was known as the prima donna, literally the "first lady." This woman, usually the principal soprano of the company, would typically perform leading roles, and generally sang more music than other women in the company. Monica was a prima donna. She was the deserving successor of Renata Tebaldi, the greatest Italian prima donna of the 20th century.

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In nineteenth-century Italy, the leading woman in an opera or Commedia dell'arte company was known as the prima donna, literally the "first lady." This woman, usually the principal soprano of the company, would typically perform leading roles, and generally sang more music than other women in the company. Prime donne often had grand off-stage personalities and were seen as demanding of their colleagues. From its original usage in opera, the term has spread in contemporary usage to refer to anyone behaving in a demanding or temperamental fashion or having an inflated view of oneself and a narcissistic attitude.

Monica was a prima donna. She was the deserving successor of Renata Tebaldi, the greatest Italian prima donna of the 20th century. She was called "The Whistleblower" for her capacity to hit very high notes consistently, a bit like Mariah Carey. When she was at her best, she could sing in a way that made the audience feel like walking "On the Milky Road". Unfortunately, after "A Burning Hot Summer" at the beach in Southern Italy, she damaged her vocal cords. She had to "Enter the Matrix" and feel deep inside "The Passion of the Christ" to heal. Once "The Matrix" was "Reloaded" by the "Secret Agents" led by Agent Smith, she could feel the "Tears of the Sun" in her throat. She knew she was blessed. Her career could have ended like Maria Callas's career, who, despite her decline, is still considered by many as the greatest female opera singer of all time.

Monica knew she was not at the level of Maria Callas or Renata Tebaldi. So, she had to use her charm and physical attributes to totally convince her audience. She liked to talk to the public. She would say such things as:

"How Much Do You Love Me?"

And at the end of the show she would say:

"Remember Me, My Love"

Her public remembered her very well, as they never stopped coming to see her on stage. In private, she said something different about her main rival in Italy, Cecilia Bartoli.

"She Hate Me"

This was not true. She created this polemic when she felt Cecilia was becoming more famous and loved than she was. Monica was jealous of Cecilia becoming the New Diva of opera. Cecilia got so annoyed that she lost patience with Monica. The Battle of the Divas had begun, something very common in Italy. Eventually the dispute got out of hand. Once, the two singers appeared on the stage together for the Handel's opera seasons. The mood of the audience became so heated that a fight broke out in the stalls. The stress was too much for Monica, who turned on Cecilia. The two singers hurled insults at each other in Italian, then began pulling each other's hair and ripping pieces from their costumes. They had to be dragged from the stage and the performance was abandoned. Sending "Mozart in the Jungle" wouldn't have been worst than what happened this night between the two Italian divas. Italians are very proud of their cultural heritage. From Cuzzoni and Bordoni in the 18th century to Monica and Cecilia in the 21st century. The opera, the battle of the divas, the pizza and the pasta will always be in high demand.

After the scandal Monica recognized it had gone to far. However, she didn't want to apologize. Instead, she made a statement to empower her image.

"Do not hate the people who are jealous because they recognize that you are the best."

She just forgot a detail. She was the one who started the fight. But don't remind her or she will begin to pull your hair and rip pieces from your clothes.

"I don't feel the need to prove myself to others, but to prove myself to myself"

She was a true diva, having an inflated view of herself and a narcissistic attitude. She just gave the audience and gossipers what they wanted.

Her inflated view of herself and narcissistic attitude reflected in every aspects of her life.

"I feel fine and comfortable with myself, but not because I'm beautiful."

She feels this way about herself not because she is beautiful. She feels this way because she thinks she's the most beautiful woman in Italy. What am I saying!? The most beautiful woman in the entire world.

"My body is so important to me... my face, my arms, my legs, my hands, my eyes, everything. I use everything I have."

And what about using her brain a little more? Many people have one, but they don't use it properly.

"Instead of going to the gym, I dress in black - a lot more practical and much more fun."

The only problem with that is, you don't dress in black when you make love. She had a better idea. She would "dress" the bedroom in black by switching off the light. Some people like to have sex in complete darkness.

"So, goodnight Monica. If you became a Bond girl at age 51; it means you don't need to go to the gym, neither dress in black. Beside, there's no need of women in black, there's already "Men in Black."


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