Queen of the Night Battle Royale: O Zittre Nicht coloratura





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Uploaded on Jan 8, 2008

Nine queens enter the ring, only one will be victorious....
I've heard some coloraturas say that this passage from the queen's first aria is the hardest coloratura they've ever had to sing. Presented in chronological order:
1. Erna Berger, 1937
2. Joan Sutherland, 1962 (live)
3. Roberta Peters, 1964
4. Beverley Sills, 1966 (live)
5. Edita Gruberova, 1988
6. Cheryl Studer, 1990
7. June Anderson, 1991
8. Sumi Jo, 1993
9. Natalie Dessay, 2001

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    • "Arie: O zitt're nicht (from Die Zauberflöte K620)" by Natalie Dessay/Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Louis Langree Listen ad-free with YouTube Red


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