Queen, er Young Prince of the Night

February 25, 2006

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One of the great arias in Mozart’s Magic Flute is “Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen” commonly known as the Queen of the Night aria. In it, the revengeful queen tries to talk her daughter into murdering Sarastro. The role was originally played by Mozart’s wife’s older sister.Fast forward to the studio of one Stella Krazelberg (in her words) — “the illegitmate child of Mawdrew Cgzowchwz and Fyodor Challiapin, who met while performing at the Alaskan Tundra Wagner Festival” who is an amazing opera coach. Please take a few minutes to hear one of her student’s performance of this aria. Not just any student, a boy, who must be 9 or 10, who sings the hell out of it. He reminds me of one of the “Little Rascals” or maybe a member of the Lollipop Guild. But wow!

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Rhapsody February 27, 2006 at 10:26 am

My goodness!

What a treat! Thanks, Roger. 🙂

Rosa February 27, 2006 at 7:11 pm

Who is this beautiful child? Having a personal Wainwright renaissance this evening. Just thought I’d mention it to HIS NUMBER ONE FAN. 🙂

Must be Austrian….

Roger Bourland March 1, 2006 at 10:52 pm

I don’t know who he is, just who the coach is…

Roger Bourland March 3, 2006 at 8:19 am

If you need to compare this to someone who DOESN’T know how to sing this aria, take a listen to Florence Foster Jenkins:
http://www.daveamason.com/april/mp3/QueenoftheNight%2Emp3

RobinH100 March 26, 2006 at 5:23 pm

I have been trying to find this amazing Queen of the Night video, but youtube is not working on my computer. Anyone know how I can find it?
Thanks!
RH

Roger Bourland March 27, 2006 at 3:23 pm

Hi Robin, I’m on a Mac and it works fine. Is there some video plugin that you need to see it? Check youtube FAQs.

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