What is a Seconda Donna you ask? In Handel operas, you generally have a leading lady-the Prima Donna. The Seconda Donna may not be the "star" of the show, but she generally moves the action along, gets in all kinds of trouble, and sometimes has even more to sing than the Prima Donna herself. Many of these arias are rarely recorded or performed out of context, but are some of the loveliest gems in Handel's repertoire.