Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen - The vengeance of Hell boils in my heart (The Magic Flute)
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is an opera in two acts composed in 1791 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. The work is in the form of a Singspiel, a popular form that included both singing and spoken dialogue.
Since its premiere, The Magic Flute has always been one of the most beloved works in the operatic repertoire, and is presently the eighth most frequently performed opera in North America.
Diana Damrau is a German lyric coloratura soprano of the operatic stage. The Queen of the Night from Mozart's The Magic Flute has been Damrau's most frequently performed role to date, as she has been engaged to perform it in over 15 productions at houses including Covent Garden, the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna State Opera, Oper Frankfurt and the Bavarian State Opera, Munich.
Lyrics & English Translation
Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen,
(Hells Revenge boils in my heart,)
Tot und Verzweiflung flammet um mich her!
(Death and despair flame about me!)
Fühlt nicht durch dich Sarastro
(If Sarastro does not through you feel)
(The pain of death,)
So bist du meine Tochter nimmermehr.
(Then you will be my daughter nevermore.)
Verstossen sei auf ewig,
(Isolated will you be forever,)
Verlassen sei auf ewig,
(Abandoned you will be forever,)
Zertrümmert sei'n auf ewig
Alle Bande der Natur
(All the bonds of nature,)
Wenn nicht durch dich
(If not through you)
Sarastro wird erblassen!
(Sarastro becomes pale as death!)
(Hear, Gods of Revenge,)
Hoert der Mutter Schwur!
(Hear a Mother's oath!)