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     Mozart: IL FLAUTO MAGICO (Die Zauberflöte)    Table of Contents      NON-OPERATIC VOCAL SELECTIONS   [Includes RealAudio Selections]

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Libretti
- Mozart: IL FLAUTO MAGICO (Die Zauberflöte)
- Band 8

Band 8

Act II: Queen of the Night's second aria excerpt : "[alle] Bande der Natur" ... to end of aria

Marcella Sembrich (s), Queen of the Night

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra--Walter

Damrosch

January 27, 1902

[Glackens 80.]

The Queen of the Night orders her daughter Pamina to kill the high priest Sarastro, who has taken Pamina away to protect her from her mother's evil influence.

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[original]

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

[Paventa il mio furore
se] non osi esser crudel.
Ti lascio, ti lascio, t'abbandono,
se non osi esser crudel,
esser crudel! ah!
esser crudel, esser crudel.
Svelga al fellon,
Pamina, svelga il core!
Ciel! ciel! l'orrendo mio voto,
ah! ascolta, oh ciel!

[translation]

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

Fear my great anger
if you dare not be cruel.
I will leave you, leave you, abandon you
if you dare not be cruel,
be cruel! ah!
be cruel, be cruel.
Strike the traitor,
Pamina, strike his heart!
Heaven! heaven! heal, o heaven,
my fearsome vow!


     Mozart: IL FLAUTO MAGICO (Die Zauberflöte)    Table of Contents      NON-OPERATIC VOCAL SELECTIONS   [Includes RealAudio Selections]