Funny. I spent an evening with a friend from the Opera Factory not long ago comparing performances of the Queen of the Night from Mozart's 'Magic Flute,' his very best opera, and then what do you know: these recent performances posted at YouTube showed up in my inbox this morning from a list that I frequent. Now, I haven't yet had a chance to compare them, so if you'd like to let me know which ones you rate, I'd be grateful.
Acte II. www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HXHTHgNfnw
Pour cet extrait, le volume de vos haut-parleurs devrait être réglé un peu plus fort.
The image, by the way, is the Queen of the Night, by Carl Friedrich Schinkel.