Monday, November 17, 2008

Diana Damrau sings Mozart's 'Queen of the Night' aria

As you all take a little breather from swotting up on Bach, you might like to take a look at this:

It's Diana Damrau being filmed in a recording session for Mozart's 'Queen of the Night' ('Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen'), and a masterclass in itself.

Not a perfect recording, and the lady would have had to do a re-run (ouch!) but really interesting for anyone who loves this sort of thing. Well worth a watch.

NOTE: If any game sopranos (or anyone else, for that matter) want to have a bash at the aria, it is available for free download here. Click on the Act 2 Part 1 link. Good luck! :-)

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