Roses from the South Opus 388 Johann Strauss (II) Download 'Roses from the South Opus 388' on iTunes
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Classical music's most 'Maleficent' women
Sometimes benevolent, often deranged, the Queen of the Night dominates Mozart’s mash-up of fairy tale, myth and Freemasonry. Her show-stopping arias with their high Fs are always worth waiting for, but loopy nonetheless. Maleficent rating: three. Here she's played by the ear-piercing Diana Damrau.