“Why does the Queen of the Night sing so high?”
Conference on Austrian music
Roberto Barbone, organist
The Magic Flute has carved out its place as one of Mozart’s most brilliant works. The opera owes much of its success to librettist and comedian Emanuel Schikaneder, a connoisseur of classical rhetoric. During the conference, researcher and musician Roberto Barbone shares his explanation for the dizzying heights of the arias of Queen of the Night.