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Where could I find this aria with the original German subtitles?

Asked by asmonet (21365points) March 8th, 2009

I’ve been looking for videos of The Magic Flute with German subtitles during the songs, specifically Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (The Queen of the Night Aria). I’ve looked through some torrents of the opera and my Google Fu has failed me as well. Anyone know where I could find it (for free!)?

Even just a video of that particular piece with the German subtitles would be fine, I don’t necessarily need the entire opera though it would be nice.

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gailcalled's avatar

Here are the German and Engllish lyrics only. Maybe you can print them and then get a DVD of one of the Flutes on film.

http://classicalmusic.about.com/od/opera/qt/derhollerache.htm

gailcalled's avatar

The one that seems to be available is the 1975 Ingemar Bergman version, with
English subtitles.

asmonet's avatar

Yeah, the problem is following another language in such a ridiculously awesome aria is a bit tough. You have to really pick out parts and listen. I was hoping to have it laid out for me so I could watch and get a feel for what line, exactly when, and get the pronunciation right. :-/

Jeruba's avatar

You’re going to sing the Queen of the Night’s aria?

asmonet's avatar

…maybe.

I can hit some of it, enough to sing along in my car. :D
I have some of it down, I just get upset that I can’t sing along with the whole thing, that song makes me feel like I’m part of something epic when I listen to it. It’s wonderful.

gailcalled's avatar

When I was learning French, I had the entire Carmen on vinyl. That made it easy to listen to one aria over and over, with the libretto open.

You’re going to SING it? Yoicks.

Jeruba's avatar

>>>>>>> whooosh….... <blown away>

Jeruba's avatar

(How about in the Italian instead? Might be easier to pronounce.)

gailcalled's avatar

Find a Prof. at your college who teaches German. He could help you with the pronunciation. You must have quite a range. That is one of the more arduous coloratura arias.

asmonet's avatar

Tip, if you suck helium, anyone can do it. ;P

I don’t have that great of a voice, but I love opera. I am a soprano and never had many lessons but if I warm up and it’s a good day I can hit quite a few of those notes. :D

It helps to know some vocal majors.

Jeruba's avatar

There are many beautiful but less strenuous soprano arias. I could list twenty favorites right off the top of my head without even going near Lucia’s mad scene. (But if you have what it takes—go for it!)

asmonet's avatar

Oh oh oh! Share!

Jeruba's avatar

La Boheme, “Mi chiamano Mimi”
Gianni Schicchi, “O mio babbino caro” (a real beauty for a young voice)
Nozze di Figaro, “Dove sono” (a sadder-but-wiser sound)
La Traviata, “Sempre libera”
Tosca, “Vissi d’arte”

There’s five for starters.

asmonet's avatar

I have two of those, but I’ll grab the others, O mio babbino caro = love.

AstroChuck's avatar

I would think you could probably find it on amazon.de.
Of course anything you’d find would likely only be available in PAL region 2 format.

gailcalled's avatar

Madame Butterfly; _Un Bel Di”

asmonet's avatar

I posted a new question because of the direction this one took, all of you lovely people should mosey on over there. :)

gailcalled's avatar

The arias that Susanna and Cherubino sing in The Marriage of Figaro…

Moseying…

Jeruba's avatar

La Traviata,“Ah fors’ e lui”
Rigoletto, “Caro nome”
La Boheme, “Quando m’en vo’” (“Musetta’s Waltz”)
The Merry Widow, “Vilia”
Faust, The Jewel Song

Now I have to give way because so many of the great soprano moments that I love are not solo arias but duets and ensembles. Still, there are some great choices here.

asmonet's avatar

Didn’t get what I needed from this question, though netflix and amazon.de are great suggestions, when I’m employed again I’ll definitely check it out. But, ultimately I’m ecstatic with what I got, thank you everyone. :)

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