Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,
Die Zauberflöte, Act II, Scene 8, No. 14 Aria
premiered 30th September, 1791 in Vienna “Theater im Freihaus”
If operas only received their budget from the payments of their visitors instead of getting supported by governments they probably would just (need to) perform the “Zauberflôte” to cover their expenses. People just love this Singspiel – and for good reason since it’s rally one of the most amazing operas. Mozart is a master of developing characters with and in his music. The most famous examples are the Arias of the Queen of the Night esp. “Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen”, Sarastros “In diesen heil’gen Hallen” and Papagenos “Der Vogelfänger bin ich” (just to mention a few).
So here are two version of the famous aria No. 14. Read the rest of this entry »