"Der Hölle Rache" from Mozart's The Magic Flute. This Queen of the Night’s revenge aria never fails to bring down the house. In this clever pastiche, So Young Park's 2013 Boston Lyric Opera performance turns buildings to rubble, shatters glasses, and summons both clouds and lightning with vocal precision.
QUEEN OF THE NIGHT
Put out the lights.
My heart is black with fury.
Death to Sarastro!
You must snuff him out.
Daughter of mine,
if you refuse to help me,
my cool blue light will fade to nothingness.
If you refuse,
then the battle will be through.
Now you know what you must do.
The stars that light the night depend on you.
Beware if you deny me.
Beware if you defy me.
You do not want to try me.
Heed my cry or be disowned.
Deny me? Defy me? Do not try me!
Kill Sarastro, or we die.
Kill Sarastro, kill Sarastro blot him out.
The sky is mine.
Sarastro's time is over.
Blot him out. That's an order.
Kill.... or I kill you.
With the Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra.
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