Which Soprano is Your Favorite Queen of the Night?

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Month of Mozart today turns to Mozart’s The Magic Flute, an opera full of Masonic symbolism, such as groups of threes: three long chords open the overture, three flats in its key of E-flat, three ladies, three boys, three trials. For this week's Showdown we’re offering three great Queens of the Night singing one amazing aria.

Tell us which of these classic performances of "Die Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" ("The vengeance of Hell boils in my heart") you want to hear and we’ll play the winner today at noon.

Operavore host Naomi Lewin explores The Magic Flute.


"The vengeance of Hell boils in my heart" for reference: