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  • The prima donna assoluta is the Signora Anaide Castellan de

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  • Besides, overall the work of governing is generally the work of men - not a choice 'career' taken up by some Evangelical 'soccer' mom with a bent for being the PTA "assoluta" and who confuses the American flag for Jesus and the state capitol for the cathedral.

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  • Almost blind and 90 years old, Alicia Alonso, Cuba's prima ballerina assoluta, presents an unforgettable three-act incarnation of Tchaikovsky's classic, four-act ballet with her Ballet Nacional de Cuba.

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  • As prima blogger assoluta La Cieca pointed out, nobody knows.

    Ma se mi toccano dov'è il mio debole sarò una vipera

  • Today, she is Cuba's prima ballerina assoluta, and next month, she'll be 90.

    Dancers Leap Over U.S.-Cuba Political Barriers

  • Includes appearances by one-fourth of The Curses, soprano Andrea Gruber, gamba heroine Matchless Orinda, and prima blogger assoluta La Cieca. posted by Matthew @ 1: 45 AM

    Prick Up Your Ears

  • His wife, Bolshoi prima ballerina assoluta Maya Plisetskaya, kindly autographed one of her DVDs that I'd brought along.

    Viva Maya & Rodion

  • Madame Shchedrin's memoirs of her days as prima ballerina assoluta of the Bolshoi in haut-Soviet times.

    Reading & listening for the autumn

  • Around midnight a few days ago over a late-night repas of French wine and cheese, he reduced the entire festival table, including Shchedrin and his wife, the former Bolshoi prima ballerina assoluta Maya Plisetskaya, to helpless, howling rubble with his impersonation of a certain 20th-century dictator which would make Charlie Chaplin turn in his grave.

    Archive 2004-09-01

  • It is true that, in England, the art of the ballet has gone down; the prima ballerina assoluta is getting rare, the primo uomo is extinct.

    Plays, Acting and Music A Book Of Theory


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  • adjective meaning: absolute, supreme. Italian. Used in English to refer to opera singers and ballerinas (and maybe others).

    July 8, 2009