Friday, July 07, 2017

Friday music spot: The Queen of the Night from the Magic flute

Two extracts from the Kenneth Branagh and Stephen Fry 2006 version of Mozart's "The Magic Flute."

The first clip shows the Queen of the Night, sung by Lyubov Petrova, making her entrance on top of a Mark IV tank.

Be warned that if you have not seen "The Magic Flute" this second clip, possibly the most beautiful piece of music ever written for the female human voice and a shocking paradox in terms of the actual meaning of what is being sung, is about as major as spoilers get.

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