Queen of Night

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(Mozart: Die Zauberflöte). Sop. Mother of Pamina. She is greatly concerned for her daughter's safety and promises her in marriage to Tamino if he rescues her from the ‘evil’ Sarastro. Arias: O zitter nicht, mein lieber Sohn! (‘O do not tremble, my dear son!’); Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herz (‘The revenge of hell boils in my heart’). Created (1791) by Josepha Hofer (née Weber, sister of Mozart's wife Constanza).

Subjects: Opera.

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