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Clint van der Linde, boy soprano; Mozart: Queen of the Night

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Uploaded on Oct 10, 2008

Clint van der Linde was born in 1978 in South Africa. At age 9, he heard the Drakensberg Boys Choir, quickly asked to try out for membership, and was accepted. In 1993, he became a pupil at the Pro Arte School in Pretoria. Mozarts Der Holle Rach from his popular opera The Magic Flute obviously was written for female soprano; however, occasionally an exceptionally gifted boy (including Radu Marian) will be taught the very demanding aria. What makes this recording unusual is that Clint was nearly 16 years old when he recorded it but still was able to solidly reach the high F notes. Also, his more mature physical development resulted in a stronger, more full sound. sfkcbf

GermanTranslation in English
Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen,
Tod und Verzweiflung flammet um mich her!
Fühlt nicht durch dich Sarastro Todesschmerzen,
So bist du meine Tochter nimmermehr.
Verstossen sei auf ewig,
Verlassen sei auf ewig,
Zertrümmert sei'n auf ewig
Alle Bande der Natur
Wenn nicht durch dich Sarastro wird erblassen!
Hört, Rachegötter, hört der Mutter Schwur!Hell's vengeance boileth in mine heart,
Death and despair flame about me!
If Sarastro does not through thee feel the pain of death,
Then wilt thou be my daughter nevermore.
Disownéd be forever,
Forsaken be forever,
Destroyed be thou forever
All the bonds of nature,
If not through thee Sarastro becomes pale! (as death)
Hear, Gods of Vengeance, hear a mother's oath!

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