We return again to Die Zauberflote, which has some wonderful music wasted on a terrible story.
Seriously, I do not care about Tamino’s search for Masonic enlightenment. But, this is a very famous aria, and for good reason. It is far simpler than The Queen of the Nights’ famous showpiece, but it does give the sense of sadness. I’m sure it’s also far more difficult than it sounds.