A diva is a female
performer, usually an opera singer, who is extremely talented
but very imperious and tempermental. But the distinguishing factor is that her talent
permits somewhat uncouth behaviour. A diva is not necessarily difficult to work with
, she is just very professional and and has a low tolerance for incompetence. A diva is NOT just some
pop singer who thinks everyone should
acquiesce to her every whim, or even worse, some
woman who is unecessarily rude, mean, bitchy, and often stupid just because she "knows what she wants" and revels in being high maitenance. These woman do not deserve the title of diva, because they have no redeeming talent
or quality. They are simply
loud and oboxious
bitches. True divas should
be treated with
respect for their enormous talent
and strong will.
Maria Callas was a quintessential diva, even being nicknamed "La Divina".
Kathleen Battle took
her diva ways to new heights, and was subsequently banned from singing at the Metropolitan Opera.