A soprano is going viral for singing ‘Queen of the Night’ while performing aerial acrobatics

21 May 2019, 10:06

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

Aerial silks are a tough art to master – even more so when trying to hit the high ‘F’ in the ‘Queen of the Night’ aria.

The ‘Queen of the Night’ aria, also known by its German name ‘Der Hölle Rache’, is arguably Mozart’s most fiendish work for soprano voice.

He wrote it for his sister-in-law Josepha Hofer whose extraordinary upper register, he thought, needed to be showcased.

In the above video, coloratura soprano Rainelle Krause sings the aria with perfect tuning, all while performing aerial acrobatics.

Rainelle Krause is an opera singer and aerialist
Rainelle Krause is an opera singer and aerialist. Picture: Instagram

Posted on Facebook by Circus Arts company Fly Circus Space, the video shows Krause preparing for their evening show Mystique in New Orleans.

The viral video now has over 600,000 views and 7,000 shares on Facebook alone.

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